Student support services at community college: a strategy for increasing student persistence and attainment

Community colleges are accessible to millions of students due to having open-admission policies, convenient locations and course schedules, close relationships with local business and industry, and lower cost relative to other institutions. Among students who enroll in community colleges with the intent to earn a credential/degree or to transfer to a four-year institution, almost one-half do not reach this goal within six years. Low-income and minority students are particularly vulnerable to dropping out. Increased attention is being paid to the services, functions, and outcomes of community c... Show more

Authors: Cooper, Michelle

Published: Washington, District of Columbia, American Association of Community Colleges, 2010

Resource type: Conference paper

Access item: http://www2.ed.gov/PDFDocs/college-completion/04-student-support-services-at-community-colleges.pdf

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