Noncredit education enrollment and outcomes: exploring the 'Black Box' of noncredit community college education

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Representing approximately two in five community college students, noncredit education is an important but understudied segment of the higher education population. In an effort to help open the 'black box' of noncredit education in community colleges, the present study uses an established noncredit course typology (occupational training, sponsored occupational training, personal interest, and precollege remediation) to better understand the predictors of noncredit enrollment and outcomes in Iowa. Using a sample of more than 181,000 records, we employed a series of regression analyses to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Outcomes; Tertiary education; Vocational education and training

Keywords: Community college; Enrolment; Access to education and training; Unaccredited training

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: [Raleigh, North Carolina]: Association for Career and Technical Education Research, 2020

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Journal volume: 45

Journal number: 2

Journal date: September 2020

Pages: pp. 17-38

ISSN: 1554-754X (print), 1554-7558 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 142.458

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