Improving the odds: an empirical look at the factors that influence upward transfer


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Author: Turk, Jonathan M.; Chen, Wei-Lin


Community colleges serve approximately 40 per cent of the total annual undergraduate enrollment in the United States. These open access institutions provide opportunities to students to participate in adult and continuing education programs, to earn technical and career-based certificates and associate degrees in both general education and specialized fields, and/or to prepare for transfer to four-year institutions. However, this report notes that practitioners, researchers, and policymakers have been concerned by the fact that too few students successfully navigate the complex process...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Statistics; Students; Outcomes; Participation; Providers of education and training; Career development

Keywords: Articulation; Barrier; Institutional role; Decision making; Student behaviour; Longitudinal data; Data analysis; Career guidance; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: American Council on Education, 2017

Physical description: 43 p.

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 128.189

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