1) How can the constructs of social/cultural capital and financial constraints be measured? 2) How do the intersection of social capital and financial constraints impact community college students’ pursuit of STEM degrees through transfer? 3) Identify the factors related to social and cultural capital, finances, and external factors that pull students away from their studies.
Academic Achievement Trajectories of Adolescents from Mexican and East Asian Immigrant Families in the United States
What are the growth patterns of academic achievement of adolescent students from immigrant families?
1) What are the rates of participation in Engineering undergraduate programs at two public, research universities by socio-economic status? 2) What is the actual cost of pursuing a degree in Engineering at two public, research universities by socio-economic status? 3) How does financial aid (e.g., Pell Grants, state aid, institutional aid) fluctuate over time for low-income and other students in Engineering and non-Engineering fields? 4) What are the graduation rates for students in Engineering and non-Engineering majors, by socio-economic status?