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  1. College Student Personnel Graduate Placement

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    Packwood, William

    1976-01-01

    ACPA's Commission XII surveyed 103 college student personnel training institutions regarding their graduate placement. Graduates were identified according to degree, sex, and race. Percentages of graduates placed, areas within the college student personnel field, types of institutions, and areas of the country were computed. The discussion…

  2. College Student Personnel Graduate Placement

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    Greer, Richard M.; And Others

    1978-01-01

    This study reports results of ACPA Commission XII's survey of 101 college student personnel training institutions regarding their graduate placement. Graduates were identified according to degree, race, and sex. Percentages of graduates placed, specialty areas, types of institutions, areas of the country, and time and method of placement were…

  3. Public versus Private Colleges: Political Participation of College Graduates

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    Lott, Joe L., II.; Hernandez, Jose; King, Joe P.; Brown, Tiffany; Fajardo, Ismael

    2013-01-01

    Using data from the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03) of College Graduates, we use structural equation modeling to model the relationships between college major, values held in college, collegiate community service participation, and the post-college political participation of college graduates by public versus private…

  4. Tidewater Community College 1998 Graduate Survey Study.

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    Kleiman, Lisa

    This report presents Tidewater Community College's (TCC's) (Virginia) 1998 graduate survey study. Approximately half of the graduates attended another college or university prior to enrolling at TCC. A small portion enrolled directly from high school. Almost three-fourths of the graduates were working either full- or part-time while enrolled, and…

  5. Graduates of Denver Public Schools: College Access and Success

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    Buckley, Pamela; Muraskin, Lana

    2009-01-01

    Denver Public Schools (DPS), the Denver Scholarship Foundation, The Piton Foundation, and the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education undertook a study to learn how DPS graduates perform in college. The report describes who enrolls in college, and who persists and earns a college certificate or degree. In addition, the…

  6. Tidewater Community College 2000 Graduate Survey Study.

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    Kleiman, Lisa S.

    The 2000 Tidewater Community College (TCC) Graduate Survey Study is a measure of student satisfaction with the college educational experience. The study gives demographic data pertaining to all 2000 graduates, as well as enrollment, attendance, employment, educational, and attitudinal data generated from survey respondents. Highlights of the…

  7. Labor Force Participation of Older College Graduates.

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    Henderson, Cathy

    1994-01-01

    A profile of older college graduates can be constructed from special tabulations provided by the National Center for Education Statistics' 1989-90 Recent College Graduate Survey. Findings indicate the following: one in six bachelor's degree recipients was 30 years old or older; four in five were interested in further education; professional fields…

  8. First Generation College Students: Indicators of College Persistence and Graduation

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    Moore, Angelica

    2013-01-01

    First generation college students are accessing colleges and universities at an increased rate. However, first generation college students, which include a disproportionate number of minorities and low income populations, continue to lag behind their counterparts in graduating from college. More prevalent in the research are factors that cause…

  9. Community College Graduates Continue to Do Well.

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    Losak, John; Corson, Hal

    A follow-up study of a 10% (n=461) random sample of all persons who graduated from Miami-Dade Community College between July 1970 and June 1971 inclusive (n=4,620) was conducted in early 1976 in order to determine how many of the graduates entered the Florida State University System (SUS) and, of those who entered, how many graduated. Follow-up…

  10. Predicting College Graduation Using Selected Institutional Data.

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    Haviland, Mark G.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Examined the relationship between selected independent variables and graduation from college five years after students (N=1,943) first matriculated. Results showed that the variables accounted for less than six percent of the variability in the graduate/nongraduate criterion with high school rank being the best individual predictor. (Author/LLL)

  11. Experiences of African American College Graduates

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    Green, Aundria Chephan

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to explore the reasons that African-American alumni from a historically Black university (HBCU) and a predominantly White university (PWI) chose to attend, remain in, and graduate from college. The central research question was how do African Americans describe their college experiences? The secondary research…

  12. Selling College Graduates to Employers.

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    Nagy, Daniel R.; Biehl, Kimberly A.

    1980-01-01

    Describes a University of Pittsburgh placement office program to increase placement of graduates with local businesses. To challenge the employment agencies' monopoly on this market, an advertising and direct communications program was launched with continuing good results. (JAC)

  13. Highlights: 1985 Recent College Graduates Survey.

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    Porter, Joanell T.

    Highlights of a survey of 1983 and 1984 college graduates at the bachelor's or master's degree level are presented. Information is provided on types of jobs and starting salaries of degree recipients, with comparisons by sex, along with data on newly qualified and beginning teachers. The survey, which was conducted by the Center for Education…

  14. Trident Technical College 1998 Graduate Follow-Up.

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    Trident Technical Coll., Charleston, SC.

    Presents the results of South Carolina's Trident Technical College's (TTC's) 1998 graduate follow-up survey report of 915 TTC graduates. Graduates were surveyed and results were obtained for the following items: graduate goals, employment, placement rates, graduates in related fields, when job were obtained, job finding methods, job locations, job…

  15. Gender and Racial Gaps in Earnings among Recent College Graduates

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    Zhang, Liang

    2008-01-01

    Using a nationally representative sample of baccalaureate graduates from 1993 (B&B 93/97/03), I explore factors that contribute to the gender and racial gap in earnings among recent college graduate. Results indicate that college major remains the most significant factor in accounting for the gender gap in pay. Female graduates are still left…

  16. Genres of Underemployment: A Dialogical Analysis of College Graduate Underemployment

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    Cunningham, Joseph

    2016-01-01

    With more individuals obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees and the job market still recovering from the 2008 recession, the instances of college graduate underemployment (CGU) have increased throughout the United States. College graduate underemployment is an employment condition that is characterized by subjective and objective factors,…

  17. Earnings Expectation and Graduate Employment: Evidence from Recent Chinese College Graduates

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    Po, Yang

    2011-01-01

    Chinese college graduates have faced increasing labor market competition since the expansion of tertiary education. Given rigid market demand, graduates with realistic earnings expectations may experience a more efficient job search. Using the 2008 MYCOS College Graduate Employment Survey, this study finds that a 1000 yuan reduction in a…

  18. Trident Technical College 1999 Graduate Follow-Up Report.

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    Trident Technical Coll., Charleston, SC.

    Presents the results of South Carolina's Trident Technical College's (TTC's) 1999 graduate follow-up survey report. Graduates were surveyed and results were obtained for the following items: graduate goals, employment, placement rates, graduates in related fields, when job obtained, job finding methods, job locations, job satisfaction, job…

  19. Occupational Differences between Recent Male and Female College Graduates

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    Joy, Lois

    2006-01-01

    Occupational difference by gender is a key feature of the labor market. While this is less true of college graduates than other groups, even among them men and women are concentrated in different occupations. While differences in occupations for college graduates are often attributed to college major, few tests of this hypothesis have been…

  20. Do New Male and Female College Graduates Receive Unequal Pay?

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    McDonald, Judith A.; Thornton, Robert J.

    2007-01-01

    We analyze the female-male gap in starting-salary offers for new college graduates using data from the annual surveys of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), unique (and proprietary) data that have not previously been used for this purpose. A major advantage of working with a data set on salaries for new college graduates is…

  1. Perceptions of College Graduates and College Non-Graduates Regarding the Impact of Career and Technical Education on Their Lives

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    Summers, Arrita W.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine college graduates and college non-graduates who enrolled in one of the 27 Tennessee Technology Centers, which during the process of this dissertation was renamed the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. This study was designed to assess the respondents for their: (a) motives for enrollment in…

  2. College Graduation Rates Depend Mainly on the Students--But Colleges Matter Too. Here's How Much.

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    Joy, Stephen P.

    2017-01-01

    College graduation rates are a source of concern; many students fail to complete degree programs and therefore miss out on the socioeconomic benefits accruing to college graduates. Some have proposed that colleges be evaluated based on their graduation rates, with financial aid dollars directed away from poor performers. However, none of these…

  3. Fewer Diplomas for Men: The Influence of College Experiences on the Gender Gap in College Graduation

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    Ewert, Stephanie

    2012-01-01

    Women's advantage in college graduation is evident at all socioeconomic levels and for most racial and ethnic groups. This study examines whether college experiences critical to persistence to graduation, including college major, attendance patterns, social integration, and academic performance, contribute to this gender gap in graduation.…

  4. Retention, Graduation and Transfer Rates at Maryland Community Colleges.

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    Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

    Of the 11,770 new full-time freshman matriculating at Maryland community colleges in fall 1998, 22.9% transferred to a Maryland public four-year college, 8.2% graduated and did not transfer, and 10.5% were still enrolled in a Maryland community college four years later. The combined four-year transfer and community college graduation rate of 31.1%…

  5. Now What? Life After College for Recent Graduates.

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    Education Resources Inst., Boston, MA.

    This report integrates information from federal agencies, higher education associations, institutions, and other organizations to present a picture of employment, education, and lifestyle outcomes for recent college graduates. The following promising trends are identified: (1) recent college graduates face a good job market, with employers…

  6. Predicting the College Attendance Rate of Graduating High School Classes.

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    Hoover, Donald R.

    1990-01-01

    An important element of school counseling is providing assessments on the collective future needs and activities of a graduating school class. The College Attendance Rate (CAR) is defined here as the proportion of seniors graduating from a given high school, during a given year, that will enroll full-time at an academic college sometime during the…

  7. Dieting Behaviors of Young Women Post-College Graduation

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    Soliah, LuAnn; Walter, Janelle; Antosh, Deeanna

    2007-01-01

    Obesity is a major public health epidemic in the United States. During the past decade, obesity has increased across all education levels, including college graduates. The purpose of this research was to study the health decisions that young women, post-college graduation make regarding their food intake. The subjects in this study completed a…

  8. The Impact of New College Graduates on Intrastate Labor Markets

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    Trostel, Philip A.

    2010-01-01

    A crucial issue in the debate on state support for higher education is the extent that a state's production of college graduates affects the state's education attainment. The view that many new graduates take their state-supported degrees to labor markets in other states undermines states' incentives to promote wider access to college. This study…

  9. Psychological Comparisons of Undergraduate and Graduate College of Education Students

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    Illovsky, Michael E.

    2010-01-01

    This is a study of 57 graduate students and 229 undergraduate students in classes preparing them to be teachers. The survey extended over a period of five years, involving 14 classes in a college of education. Using the Personality Research Form scales to compare the psychological aspects of undergraduate and graduate college of education…

  10. "Chasing a Passion": First-Generation College Graduates at Work

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    Olson, Joann S.

    2016-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the college-to-work transition as experienced by first-generation college (FGC) graduates. First-generation graduates are often adjusting to workplaces that are significantly different from parents' work environments. Design/methodology/approach: This phenomenological study explored the…

  11. Civic Engagement among Recent College Graduates. Fact Sheet

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    Lopez, Mark Hugo; Elrod, Brent A.

    2006-01-01

    A previous CIRCLE fact sheet showed that young people who attend or have attended college are generally more civically engaged than those who do not. In the present fact sheet, analysis was limited to college graduates from the graduating class of 2000, highlighting relationships between core civic engagement measures, on the one hand, and…

  12. Open-Access Colleges Responsible for Greatest Gains in Graduation Rates. Policy Alert

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    Doyle, William R.

    2010-01-01

    The largest gains in graduation rates over the past decade have been accomplished at open-access or nearly open-access colleges and universities. In addition, states could see even bigger increases if they directed their policies and supports toward improving graduation rates at these nonselective institutions. These findings from the author's…

  13. Graduate Education in Catholic Colleges and Universities: A Report on the ACCU Survey of Graduate Programs.

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    Johnson, David M.

    1982-01-01

    Statistical results of the 1981 Survey of Graduate Programs in Catholic Colleges and Universities, which was conducted by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, are presented. Responses were received from 91 of the 113 Catholic colleges and universities to which the survey was mailed. Summary data are presented for all…

  14. High School Graduation Requirements in a Time of College and Career Readiness. CSAI Report

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    Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016

    2016-01-01

    Ensuring that students graduate high school prepared for college and careers has become a national priority in the last decade. To support this goal, states have adopted rigorous college and career readiness (CCR) standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Additionally, states have begun to require students to pass assessments, in…

  15. Graduate Training in Toxicology in Colleges of Veterinary Medicine.

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    Robens, J. F.; Buck, W. B.

    1979-01-01

    Presented are an American Board of Veterinary Toxicology survey and evaluation of the training resources available in graduate programs in toxicology located in colleges of veterinary medicine. Regulatory toxicology, number of toxicologists needed, and curriculum are also discussed. (JMD)

  16. Employment Outcomes of Community College Equity Group Graduates.

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    Goho, James; Blackman, Ashley

    This study examines whether equity graduates (Aboriginal people, visible minorities, and persons with disabilities) of Canadian community colleges achieve employment outcomes that are equivalent with non-equity graduates. There appear to be differences in employment rates and earnings of Aboriginal compared to non-Aboriginal people, of men…

  17. Graduate Students on Campus: Needs and Implications for College Counselors

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    Benshoff, James M.; Cashwell, Craig S.; Rowell, P. Clay

    2015-01-01

    Graduate students compose an important segment of university and college populations. However, institutions of higher education often have not addressed adequately their status as adult students with different developmental and life issues and concerns. This article defines and describes the needs of graduate students, discusses implications, and…

  18. Understanding the Determinants of Debt Burden among College Graduates

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    Chen, Rong; Wiederspan, Mark

    2014-01-01

    This article examines debt burden among college graduates and contributes to previous research by incorporating institutional and state characteristics. Utilizing a combination of national datasets and zero-one inflated beta regression, we find several major themes. First, family income and college experiences are strongly associated with the…

  19. Attributes of Students Graduating from Schools and Colleges of Optometry.

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    Optometric Education, 2000

    2000-01-01

    This report by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry identifies desired attributes of students graduating from schools and colleges of optometry. Introductory information includes information on the report's development and assumptions. Personal and professional attributes are then listed followed by a list of 10 knowledge-area…

  20. The physician workforce and financing of graduate medical education. American College of Physicians.

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    1998-01-15

    This paper addresses key issues concerning the physician workforce and the financing of graduate medical education. The American College of Physicians recommends the establishment of a national advisory organization to develop a coherent and coordinated national policy on the health professions workforce. Given the increasing oversupply of physicians, the College recommends that no new medical schools be created, that total enrollment in U.S. medical schools not increase, and that the number of international medical graduates entering residency training in the United States be restricted. All health care payers should share the cost of graduate medical education, funding should be predictable and stable, and funding should include ambulatory training sites. The number of first-year residents should be linked more closely to the annual number of medical graduates in the United States, and Medicare payments for medical education and training should be made only to the health maintenance organizations that actually incur these costs. The College advises that hospitals providing care primarily to underserved populations and indigent persons need stable funding with which to pay for personnel to replace residents. The College calls for research to evaluate the feasibility of establishing a voucher system, in which each resident would receive payment authorization certificates to fund training at accredited residency sites. Additional research is also recommended to distinguish the individual costs involved in graduate medical education from other costs associated with graduate medical education and the costs of care of indigent persons.

  1. Life Happens (Outside of College): Non-College Life-Events and Students' Likelihood of Graduation

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    Cox, Bradley E.; Reason, Robert D.; Nix, Samantha; Gillman, Megan

    2016-01-01

    Students' lives outside of college can have dramatic effects on academic outcomes (e.g., grades, persistence, graduation). However, the manner in which students' lives outside of college are referenced in college-effects models suggests some uncertainty among scholars as to which, and how, student experiences outside of an institution affect…

  2. Faith Development in Graduating Christian College Seniors

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    Powell, Elizabeth Sinclair; Tisdale, Theresa; Willingham, Michele; Bustrum, Joy; Allan, Claire

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative study involved conducting semistructured interviews with 12 students attending a Christian liberal arts college. The study sought to identify how students' Christian faith changes over the course of time they are attending college. The factors identified as potentially influencing changes in faith within students attending a…

  3. Exploration of Interstate College and Post-Graduation Migration in the United States

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    Ishitani, Terry T.

    2011-01-01

    Using national data, the present study first investigated interstate college migration. Unlike existing studies of interstate college migration, this study also tracked students to college graduation to explore their post-graduation migration, such as leaving to other states after graduating from in-state institutions and returning to home states…

  4. Understanding the Experience of College Graduates during Their First Year of Employment

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    Polach, Janet L.

    2004-01-01

    A company's college recruitment practices, as well as its socialization processes for graduates once they have joined the organization, can be improved when there is understanding of college graduates' experience during the first year of employment. This study recorded the experiences of eight college graduates who were employed by a medical…

  5. Rising to the Challenge: Are High School Graduates Prepared for College and Work? A Study of Recent High School Graduates, College Instructors, and Employers

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    Achieve, Inc., 2005

    2005-01-01

    As many as two in five recent high school graduates say that there are gaps between the education they received in high school and the overall skills, abilities, and work habits that are expected of them today in college and in the work force. The majority of college students and high school graduates without a college degree say that they have…

  6. Retention, Graduation and Transfer Rates at Maryland Community Colleges.

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    Jackson, Maureen

    This report contains the second, third, and fourth year retention, transfer, and graduation patterns at each Maryland public community college. The report covers all first- and full-time students, with outcomes for African-American first- and full-time students displayed separately, for the entering classes from 1987 to 1996. Highlighted findings…

  7. Retention, Graduation and Transfer Rates at Maryland Community Colleges.

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    Maryland State Higher Education Commission, Annapolis.

    This report contains the second, third, and fourth year retention, transfer, and graduation patterns at each Maryland public community college for all first-time, full-time students and African-American first-time, full-time students for the entering classes from 1985 to 1994. The following highlights are presented: the four-year success rates of…

  8. College Officials Urged to Monitor the Graduation Rate Gap

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    Roach, Ronald

    2008-01-01

    Documenting that there are 62 U.S. colleges and universities where the six-year graduation rates for Black undergraduate students have recently outpaced those of their White peers, the report by the Washington, D.C.-based Education Sector, an independent education policy think tank, has pointed out that schools where underrepresented minorities…

  9. For-Profit Colleges Compute Their Own Graduation Rates

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    Blumenstyk, Goldie

    2012-01-01

    For-profit colleges are some of the biggest critics of the federal graduation rate, arguing that it gives an inaccurate image of their institutions. They point out that the official calculation doesn't take into account the vast majority of the students who attend their institutions, most of whom are neither "first-time" nor "full-time." So major…

  10. The Career Course as a Factor in College Graduation

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    Reardon, Robert C.; Melvin, Brittany; McClain, Mary-Catherine; Peterson, Gary W.; Bowman, William J.

    2015-01-01

    Conducting research and engaging in discussions with administrators and legislators can be important contributions toward alleviating the trend toward lower graduation rates among college students. This study used archival data obtained from the university registrar to examine how engagement in a credit-bearing undergraduate career course related…

  11. The Job Market for College Graduates, 1960-1990.

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    Rumberger, Russell W.

    An analysis based on U.S. census data of labor market opportunities for young, inexperienced college graduates (out of school less than five years) over the last three decades and projected into the next reveals significant trends. These opportunities are measured by types of jobs held and relative earnings. Comparisons of government figures on…

  12. Medical Colleges in Saudi Arabia: Can We Predict Graduate Numbers?

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    Althubaiti, Alaa; Alkhazim, Mohammad

    2014-01-01

    The shortage of Physicians is a major problem in many countries. Medical colleges are often encouraged to increase the graduate numbers. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi physicians form only 37.89% of the physician manpower. The remainder of the physicians are expatriates. It was recently estimated that the Kingdom would need 29,128…

  13. Physical Activity Patterns of Young Women Post-College Graduation

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    Soliah, LuAnn; Walter, Janelle; Antosh, Deeanna

    2008-01-01

    Americans need more physical activity in their daily routines. There are numerous physical as well as psychological benefits that can be credited to regular physical activity. The purpose of this research was to examine the physical activity patterns of young women, post-college graduation. The average woman in this study exercised 22 minutes per…

  14. Grave New World? Workplace Skills for Today's College Graduates

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    Eisner, Susan

    2010-01-01

    Today's college graduates face an uncertain and demanding job market in which they are likely to encounter evolving skill needs, reduced hiring, and heightened competition from experienced laid off workers and globally available labor. These realities underscore the importance expressed by educators and practitioners of identifying attributes new…

  15. Newcomer Adjustment among Recent College Graduates: An Integrative Literature Review

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    Klemme Larson, Rachel E.; Bell, Alexandra A.

    2013-01-01

    Newcomer adjustment, the process an individual goes through within the first year at a new organization, can be a challenging transition for traditionally aged recent college graduates. Unsuccessful adjustment can have profound negative consequences for young adults, organizations, and undergraduate institutions. Gaps exist in the human resource…

  16. College Challenge to Ensure "Timely Graduation": Understanding College Students' Mindsets during the Financial Crisis

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    Chen, Xiaoying; Yur-Austin, Jasmine

    2016-01-01

    Since mid-2007, the United States has experienced the direst economic recession since the Great Depression. While considerable institutional resources have been spent on boosting 4-year graduation rates, many college students purposefully delayed graduation, waiting to enter the labor market until the overall economic situation had improved. The…

  17. Turning Community College Drop-Outs into Graduates. Policy Page. No. 10-439

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    Center for Public Policy Priorities, 2010

    2010-01-01

    Although two-thirds of Texas college-bound high school graduates are prepared for college work, a large number of recent graduates and adults returning to pursue higher education are not college ready. Those underprepared for college face the hurdle of completing remedial courses--known as developmental education--in one or all core subject areas…

  18. Multicultural Graduation Requirements among California's Community Colleges

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    Hess, Shelly L.; Uerling, Donald F.; Piland, William E.

    2012-01-01

    This examination of the current status of multicultural education among California community colleges emerged from a perspective that the inclusion of multicultural education has become a major goal of California's leaders within the past five years. The literature revealed minority students tend to have lower retention rates because they become…

  19. Are Your Graduates Succeeding in College?

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    Finkel, Ed

    2011-01-01

    When Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the Race to the Top program in 2009, he added two success factors to the plate of school districts, which are traditionally measured by students' high school success in math, reading and science: (1) college enrollment rates; and (2) credit accumulation. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of…

  20. Identifying Predictors of College Success through an Examination of AVID Graduates' College Preparatory Achievements

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    Watt, Karen M.; Huerta, Jeffery J.; Alkan, Ersan

    2011-01-01

    This mixed-methods research investigates the high school college preparatory achievements and college success of 50 high school graduates who participated in Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and belonged to groups underrepresented in higher education. High performance on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and…

  1. The Effect of a College Pen Incentive on Survey Response Rate among Recent College Graduates

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    Stange, Jonathan P.; Zyzanski, Stephen J.

    2011-01-01

    Incentives have shown a variable effect in improving survey response rates, but the effect of a pen from an organization to which the respondent has loyalty has not been studied. Recent college graduates were randomized to receive or not receive a college logo pen accompanying an initial survey mailing. Among 119 total respondents, there were no…

  2. [Changes in nursing professional commitment among junior college graduates].

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    Lu, K Y; Chang, Y Y; Chiou, S L

    2001-02-01

    The purposes of this longitudinal study were to understand the changes in professional commitment from nursing students before graduation to registered nurses one year and two years after their graduation, and to find the relationship among these changes, work backgrounds and organizational satisfaction. The sample consisted of 890 junior college graduates. The Nursing Professional Commitment Scale was used for data collection at the first and the second test, while work backgrounds and organizational satisfaction were included at the third test. The data were analyzed by using percentage, mean, standard deviation, correlation and repeated measure ANOVA statistical methods. The results showed that: (1) The average scores of the three tests were 2.96, 2.84 and 2.79, with a full point scale of 4. (2) There were positive correlations among the three tests of professional commitments; also, positive correlation was shown between organizational satisfaction and professional commitment on the third test. (3) The scores for overall nursing professional commitment decreased significantly one year after graduation, but there was no significant changes from one year to two years after graduation. (4) There was a significant relationship between the changes in professional commitment and grades of hospital, but no significant relationship with job category or work unit. (5) Organizational satisfaction influenced the decrease in professional commitment from nursing students before graduation to two years after graduation; it also changed professional commitment from one to two years after graduation significantly. The author suggests that nursing educators and administrators should be concerned with changes in the professional commitment of nurses so as to increase nurses' organizational satisfaction.

  3. What Can You Do with that Degree? College Major and Occupational Status of College Graduates over Time

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    Roksa, Josipa; Levey, Tania

    2010-01-01

    While income inequality among college graduates is well documented, inequality in occupational status remains largely unexplored. We examine whether and how occupational specificity of college majors is related to college graduates' transition into the labor market and their subsequent occupational trajectories. Analyses of NLSY79 indicate that…

  4. Cegep Graduates with Disabilities: College Exit (CRC) Scores of Graduates Registered for Disability Related Services Compared to Non-Registered Graduates and Graduates without Disabilities. Final Report Presented to PAREA, Spring 2007

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    Jorgensen, Shirley; Fichten, Catherine; Havel, Alice

    2007-01-01

    The goal of the study was to determine the relative competitiveness in gaining access to university of graduates with and without disabilities, and to determine whether the ease with which graduates experienced aspects of their college environment was related to their college exit scores. We found that graduates who responded to surveys, whether…

  5. Gis-Based Spatial Statistical Analysis of College Graduates Employment

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    Tang, R.

    2012-07-01

    It is urgently necessary to be aware of the distribution and employment status of college graduates for proper allocation of human resources and overall arrangement of strategic industry. This study provides empirical evidence regarding the use of geocoding and spatial analysis in distribution and employment status of college graduates based on the data from 2004-2008 Wuhan Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, China. Spatio-temporal distribution of employment unit were analyzed with geocoding using ArcGIS software, and the stepwise multiple linear regression method via SPSS software was used to predict the employment and to identify spatially associated enterprise and professionals demand in the future. The results show that the enterprises in Wuhan east lake high and new technology development zone increased dramatically from 2004 to 2008, and tended to distributed southeastward. Furthermore, the models built by statistical analysis suggest that the specialty of graduates major in has an important impact on the number of the employment and the number of graduates engaging in pillar industries. In conclusion, the combination of GIS and statistical analysis which helps to simulate the spatial distribution of the employment status is a potential tool for human resource development research.

  6. Wisconsin Technical College System Board 2001-2002 Graduate Follow-Up Report.

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    Wisconsin Technical Coll. System Board, Madison.

    The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) conducts an annual Graduate Follow-Up Survey to gather data regarding the activities and perceptions of students approximately 6 months after their graduation from the colleges. The primary objectives of the survey are to identify the current activities of program graduates, to determine the extent to…

  7. Beyond Instrumentation: Redesigning Measures and Methods for Evaluating the Graduate College Experience

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    Hardré, Patricia L.; Hackett, Shannon

    2015-01-01

    This manuscript chronicles the process and products of a redesign for evaluation of the graduate college experience (GCE) which was initiated by a university graduate college, based on its observed need to reconsider and update its measures and methods for assessing graduate students' experiences. We examined the existing instrumentation and…

  8. The Blue-Chip Graduate: A Four-Year College Plan for Career Success.

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    Osher, Bill; Campbell, Sioux Henley

    A plan is presented that is intended to prepare students to become the type of college graduate (the "blue-chip" graduate) who is successful in a highly competitive job market. The following topics are discussed: "What College Students Want--Job$"; "What Employers Want--Blue-Chip Graduates"; "How To Write a Term Paper, Coordinate Homecoming and…

  9. Chasing the American Dream: Recent College Graduates and the Great Recession. Work Trends

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    Stone, Charley; Van Horn, Carl; Zukin, Cliff

    2012-01-01

    This report describes the findings of a nationally representative sample of 444 recent college graduates from the class of 2006 through 2011. The purpose of this study is to understand how recent college graduates are faring in the workforce, specifically looking at those individuals who graduated before and during the difficult labor market…

  10. Drinking like an adult? Trajectories of alcohol use patterns before and after college graduation

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    Arria, Amelia M.; Caldeira, Kimberly M.; Allen, Hannah K.; Vincent, Kathryn B.; Bugbee, Brittany A.; O’Grady, Kevin E.

    2015-01-01

    Background College students who engage in high-risk drinking patterns are thought to “mature out” of these patterns as they transition to adult roles. College graduation is an important milestone demarcating this transition. We examine longitudinal changes in quantity and frequency of alcohol consumption between the college years and the four years after graduation; and explore variation in these changes by gender and race/ethnicity. Methods Participants were 1128 college graduates enrolled in a longitudinal prospective study of health-risk behaviors. Standard measures of alcohol consumption were gathered during eight annual personal interviews (76% to 91% annual follow-up). Graduation dates were culled from administrative data and self-report. Spline models, in which separate trajectories were modeled before and after the “knot” of college graduation, were fit to eight annual observations of past-year alcohol use frequency and quantity (typical number of drinks/drinking day). Results Frequency increased linearly pre-graduation, slightly decreased post-graduation, and then rebounded to pre-graduation levels. Pre-graduation frequency increased more steeply among individuals who drank more heavily at college entry. Quantity decreased linearly during college, followed by quadratic decreases after graduation. Conclusions Results suggest that the post-college “maturing out” phenomenon might be attributable to decreases in alcohol quantity but not frequency. High-frequency drinking patterns that develop during college appear to persist several years post-graduation. PMID:26893253

  11. Examining the College Preparation and Intermediate Outcomes of College Success of Avid Graduates Enrolled in Universities and Community Colleges

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    Huerta, Jeffery; Watt, Karen M.

    2015-01-01

    This quantitative study examined first-year university and community college students who were former Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) high school students. Participants in this study were students from groups that are underrepresented in higher education. In the first sample of 329 graduates, grade point average and college credit…

  12. Maine's College Graduates: Where They Go and Why. Finding Maine's Future Workforce (Revisited)

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    Silvernail, David L.; Woodard, Brianne L.

    2006-01-01

    In the knowledge-based economy of today, training and retaining a college educated workforce is crucial to the vitality of Maine. Approximately one-half of Maine's high school graduates who go on to college leave the State to do so. A previous study, "Maine's College Graduates: Where They Go and Why" (2003), looked at the factors that…

  13. The Impact of Major-Job Mismatch on College Graduates' Early Career Earnings: Evidence from China

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    Zhu, Rong

    2014-01-01

    This paper assesses the impact of the mismatch between a college major and job on college graduates' early career earnings using a sample from China. On average, a major-job mismatched college graduate is found to suffer from an income loss that is much lower than the penalty documented in previous studies. The income losses are also found to be…

  14. Creating Role Models for Change: A Survey of Tribal College Graduates.

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    Cunningham, Alisa Federico; Redd, Kenneth E.

    A survey of 242 graduates from 17 tribal colleges explored the effectiveness of tribal colleges. After a brief description of survey methodology, this report describes demographics and enrollment characteristics of the respondents, all of whom graduated in spring 1998, and compares them to similar data on tribal college students in general. Next,…

  15. Photovoice as Methodology, Pedagogy, and Partnership-Building Tool: A Graduate and Community College Student Collaboration

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    Latz, Amanda O.; Phelps-Ward, Robin; Royer, Dan; Peters, Tiffany

    2016-01-01

    Participatory action research, photovoice, diversity, and immersive learning comprised the most important aspects of the Community Colleges and Diversity graduate course taught during the 2014 spring semester. This project involved eight graduate students, five community college students, three community college administrators, and one university…

  16. High School Influences on College Enrollment and College Graduation of Dallas Independent School District 2002 Graduates

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    Johnson, Linda K.

    2011-01-01

    The overarching goal for American education under President Barack Obama has been to increase college enrollment and completion rates. The pressure to achieve this goal has been keenly felt in the postsecondary community, especially as federal and state funding have become increasingly tied to achieving higher college completion rates. Yet the…

  17. Trends in Minority College Graduates and College Educational Attainment in Pennsylvania, 1980 to 1989.

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    Redd, Kenneth E.

    A study was done to describe the trends in the number and proportion of racial/ethnic minority graduates from Pennsylvania colleges and universities in the 1980s to see if minorities in the state that made gains relative to whites. The study analyzed data from the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Census Bureau's Current Population…

  18. Ethnic and Gender Differences in Science Graduation at Selective Colleges with Implications for Admission Policy and College Choice.

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    Smyth, Frederick L.; McArdle, John J.

    Emphasizing graduation rate, W. Bowen and D. Bok (1998) argue that race-sensitive admission at selective colleges enhances the educational attainment of underrepresented minority students, and that the effect increases with college selectivity. Focusing on graduation in science, however, R. Elliott and colleagues (1995) conclude that: (1)…

  19. Rising Mal-Employment and the Great Recession: The Growing Disconnection between Recent College Graduates and the College Labor Market

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    Fogg, Neeta P.; Harrington, Paul E.

    2011-01-01

    This article looks at the phenomenon of mal-employment among college graduates in the United States, beginning with an overview of labor-market trends and the effects of the Great Recession on the job-market experiences of young people, including recent college graduates. It then defines "mal-employment" and examines its incidence over…

  20. College of Architecture Addition, Burchard Hall.

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    Design Cost Data, 2001

    2001-01-01

    Describes the architectural design, costs, general description, and square footage data for the College of Architecture Addition, Burchard Hall in Blacksburg, Virginia. A floor plan and photos are included along with a list of manufacturers and suppliers used for the project. (GR)

  1. Effects of College Educational Debt on Graduate School Attendance and Early Career and Lifestyle Choices

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    Zhang, Lei

    2013-01-01

    This paper examines how college educational debt affects various post-baccalaureate decisions of bachelor's degree recipients. I employ the Baccalaureate and Beyond 93/97 survey data. Using college-aid policies as instrumental variables to correct for the endogeneity of student college debt level, I find that for public college graduates, college…

  2. Postsecondary Strengths, Challenges, and Supports Experienced by Foster Care Alumni College Graduates

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    Salazar, Amy M.; Jones, Kevin R.; Emerson, John C.; Mucha, Lauren

    2016-01-01

    Young people transitioning from foster care to college experience unique identities and circumstances that make being successful in college especially challenging. We used qualitative survey data from 248 college graduates who were formerly in foster care to explore the strengths, challenges, and supports they experienced while in college that…

  3. College Peer Counselor Teaching Modalities: Sequelae in the Life and Work of Graduates

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    Hatcher, Sherry L.; Shields, C. Comfort; Wierba, Elizabeth E.; Hatcher-Ross, Juliet L.; Hanley, Steven J.

    2014-01-01

    This study examined extended influences of peer helping courses on graduates' self-reported experiences of interpersonal relationships, communication skills, and ongoing engagement with the training. The 109 participants included 49 college graduates who completed a peer counseling theory course, 47 graduated psychology concentrators who took a…

  4. Four-Year Myth: Make College More Affordable. Restore the Promise of Graduating on Time

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    Complete College America, 2014

    2014-01-01

    In American higher education, it has become the accepted standard to measure graduation rates at four-year colleges on a six-year time frame. Evaluations of two-year community colleges are now based on three-year graduation rates. Metrics like these are unacceptable, especially when we consider that students and their families are trying…

  5. Why Are Recent College Graduates Underemployed? University Enrollments and Labor-Market Realities

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    Vedder, Richard; Denhart, Christopher; Robe, Jonathan

    2013-01-01

    Increasing numbers of recent college graduates are ending up in relatively low-skilled jobs that, historically, have gone to those with lower levels of educational attainment. This study examines this phenomenon in some detail, concluding: (1) About 48 percent of employed U.S. college graduates are in jobs that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)…

  6. A Profile of Graduates: Virginia Community College System, 1974-75.

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    Roesler, Elmo; Jackson, Shirley

    This report describes the students who graduated from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) between July 1974 and June 1975 in terms of demographic characteristics, types of awards granted, curricula, credits earned, and length of time to earn awards. Data for the 6,051 graduates were provided by each of the VCCS community colleges. The…

  7. Are AP® Students More Likely to Graduate from College on Time? Research Report 2013-5

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    Mattern, Krista D.; Marini, Jessica P.; Shaw, Emily J.

    2013-01-01

    The current study examined the role of AP® Exam participation and performance on four-year college graduation in four years. Because students who take AP Exams can earn college credit while still in high school, it was expected that AP students would have higher four-year graduation rates. Moreover, it was expected that AP students who earned…

  8. An Assessment of Educational Benefits: A Response by 1990-91 Mendocino College Graduates. Research Report 91-8.

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    MacMillan, Thomas F.

    In an effort to assess students' impressions of the educational growth and change they experienced at Mendocino College (MC), a survey was administered to all students participating in graduation ceremonies during the 1990-91 school year. Usable surveys were obtained from 40% (N=73) of this sample. In addition, existing data were analyzed for the…

  9. Careers in the Private Sector--A National Study of College Graduates in Business and Industry. Report No. 6.

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    Bisconti, Ann Stouffer; Gomberg, Irene L.

    Three out of ten college graduates and other advanced degree recipients enter employment in private companies. The document focuses on this situation and describes the characteristics of two cohorts of college graduates (who entered college in 1961 and 1966) several years after graduation (1971). The study is based on responses from 127,212…

  10. The Parental Investment of First-Generation African American Rural College Graduates in Cultivating College Student Success

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    Allen, Crystal Joi

    2013-01-01

    This basic qualitative study examines the parental investment strategies of first-generation African American rural college graduates in cultivating college student success. Extant literature has demonstrated that the role of the family is necessary to support the college student and that the investment of the parent is paramount to student…

  11. Graduate and Continuing Education for Community College Leaders: What It Means Today. New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 95.

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    Palmer, James C., Ed.; Katsinas, Stephen G., Ed.

    1996-01-01

    Focusing on the field of community college education as an academic specialty in graduate and continuing education programs, the 10 essays in this volume explore the role of these programs in training community college leaders. The following articles are provided: (1) "Legacy of the Post-WWII Growth Years for Community College Leadership…

  12. Wage differentials between college graduates with and without learning disabilities.

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    Dickinson, David L; Verbeek, Roelant L

    2002-01-01

    Wage differential studies examining legally protected groups typically focus on gender or racial differences. Legislation also fully protects individuals with learning disabilities (LD). This article is the first to decompose wage differentials between adults with and without LD. An original data set of college graduates with documented LD was constructed, and these individuals were compared to a control group from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). Our results show that much of the observed lower wages for individuals with LD is due to differences in productivity characteristics. However, there is an unexplained portion of the wage gap that could possibly be considered wage discrimination against individuals with LD. This possibility seems smaller due to the fact that the subsample of the employers who knew of the employee's learning disabilities did not appear to pay significantly lower wages to these individuals. Alternative hypotheses are discussed, as are sample-specific issues.

  13. Employment Outlook for 1976 College Graduates in New England. Regional Report Number 76-4.

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    Bowen, Gordon E.

    Primary information furnished by college placement directors in New England revealed that recruiting for the 1976 New England college graduates started slowly in the fall of 1975 but picked up in the early months of 1976. Most placement officials reported slight increases in the number of recruiters visiting college campuses. Chemical engineers…

  14. Completion Matters: The High Cost of Low Community College Graduation Rates. Education Outlook. No. 2

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    Schneider, Mark; Yin, Lu Michelle

    2012-01-01

    An ever-increasing number of individuals are turning to community college for their higher education. However, the majority of students entering community college fail to complete their degrees, and as a result, earn lower wages throughout the course of their lives. If community college retention rates were increased, graduates could become part…

  15. Communication between College Counselors and Academic Faculty when Supervising Graduate Student Trainees

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    Sharkin, Bruce S.; Coulter, Lisa P.

    2009-01-01

    College counseling centers play an important role in the training and supervision of counselor trainees. This article addresses the importance of communication between college counselors and academic counseling program faculty when college counselors supervise graduate students from academic counseling programs. As the authors discuss, effective…

  16. Career Patterns, Employment and Earnings of Graduates of 11 ACM Colleges.

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    Wishart, Patricia; Rossmann, Jack

    A study was conducted of 11 private liberal arts colleges, all members of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, to relate the career experiences of four graduating classes to their college experiences. The study was conducted as part of the National Project 1, Better Information for Student Choice, supported by the Fund for the Improvement of…

  17. Employment Outlook for 1975 College Graduates in New England. Regional Report Number 75-5.

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    Bowen, Gordon E.

    Based on interviews with placement officers at more than 24 colleges in New England and information sought from corporate placement officials and college seniors, the job outlook for many 1975 New England college graduates seemed favorable according to early spring indications. Campus recruiting, as measured by the number of firms scheduling…

  18. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE ELECTRONICS PROGRAM IN PREPARING ITS GRADUATES FOR EMPLOYMENT AS REPORTED BY POST-GRADUATE STUDENTS.

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    STEPHENSON, DON

    IN 1967, GRADUATES OF THE ELECTRONICS PROGRAM OF CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE WERE SENT A QUESTIONNAIRE ASKING HOW THEY RATED THE CURRICULUM AND WHAT THEY DID AFTER GRADUATION. THE 178 STUDENTS POLLED HAD GRADUATED AT ANY TIME DURING THE 14-YEAR LIFE OF THE PROGRAM. SEVENTY-EIGHT USABLE RESPONSES WERE RECEIVED, FROM WHICH THE FOLLOWING DATA WERE…

  19. The 1974 College of Arts and Sciences Survey of Graduating Seniors.

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    de Wolf, Virginia A.

    The 1974 Survey of Graduating Seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington is analyzed. Respondents were placed in one of five degree groups (arts, social science, natural science, humanities, and miscellaneous) based upon their major. Differences were noted between male and female graduates in the five degree groups…

  20. Estimated Demand for 1986 Graduates of Michigan Two-Year Colleges.

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    Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick

    Two-year college placement directors and career planning counselors in Michigan were requested to rate the occupational demand situation for 1986 graduates based on information obtained from graduate follow-up studies, employer requests, number of job listings, and discussions with recruiting employers. Responses were received from 25 of the 34…

  1. Predicting College Students' Intention to Graduate: A Test of the Theory of Planned Behavior

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    Sutter, Nate; Paulson, Sharon

    2016-01-01

    The current study examined whether it is possible to increase college students' intention to earn a four-year degree with the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Three research questions were examined: (1) Can the TPB predict traditional undergraduates' graduation intention? (2) Does graduation intention differ by traditional students' year of…

  2. Placement Survey Report: North Hennepin Community College 1994-1995 Graduates.

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    Winch, Cheryl; And Others

    Comprised primarily of data tables, this report presents findings from a survey conducted by Minnesota's North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) to determine outcomes for the 779 graduates from 1994-95. Following an introduction describing the study methodology and indicating that 672 graduates returned completed surveys, the first section…

  3. 1992-93 Graduate Follow-Up Report. Wisconsin Technical College System Board.

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    Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.

    Each year, a follow-up study is conducted to gather data on the activities and perceptions of students approximately six months after their graduation from Wisconsin's Technical Colleges (WTC). Specifically, the survey seeks to identify the current activities of WTC graduates, determine the extent to which current activities are related to the…

  4. Follow-Up Study of Santa Fe Junior College Graduates 1968-1970.

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    Santa Fe Community Coll., Gainesville, FL.

    Characteristics, experiences, attitudes, and present status of 1968-70 Santa Fe Junior College (SFJC) graduates were determined along with existing differences between those now attending school full-time and those not doing so. A questionnaire was mailed to 1202 graduates; 666 (55%) responded. The results concentrate on four areas: demographic…

  5. Prior Year High School Graduates in the Florida Community College System (FCCS).

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    Windham, Patricia

    The One Florida Plan proposes that the State University System (SUS) admit any public high school graduate who: (1) is in the top 20 percent of his or her class; and (2) has completed the 19 credits required for admission. This report examines which 1997-98 high school graduates attending the Florida Community College System (FCCS) in 1998-99…

  6. Parkland College Transfer Program Graduate Follow-Up Survey, 2001-2002.

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    Parkland Coll., Champaign, IL. Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation.

    This study presents findings from the 2001-2002 Transfer Program Follow-Up Survey of Parkland College (Illinois) graduates. A total of 423 students from baccalaureate/transfer programs were contacted approximately 6 weeks after graduation. Of those, 253 returned surveys, for a response rate of 59.8%. More than 58% of respondents were female, 81%…

  7. Does State Funding Affect Graduation Rates at Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities?

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    Zhang, Liang

    2009-01-01

    This study uses panel data to examine the direct link between state funding and graduation rates at 4-year public institutions. We find some evidence for a positive association between state funding and college graduation rates. When other factors are held constant, a 10% increase in state appropriations per full-time equivalent (FTE) student at…

  8. A Survey of the 1972-73 Graduates of Miami-Dade Community College.

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    Wenzel, Gustave G.; Corson, Hal

    This annual report presents a descriptive picture of where Miami-Dade Community College graduates go after receiving their degrees or certificates. A questionnaire was distributed to the 5,484 graduates; 2,836 (52 percent) responded. Eighty-three percent of the respondents planned to continue their education; of this group, 88 percent planned to…

  9. The Relationship between Social Networks and the Employment of Visually Impaired College Graduates.

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    Roy, Archie W. N.; Dimigen, Gisela; Taylor, Marcella

    1998-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between the employment status of visually impaired college graduates (28 employed, 23 unemployed) in Great Britain and their social networks, both formal and informal. Unemployed graduates had fewer extensive support networks to help them find jobs; used contacts in less directive ways; and socialized in more…

  10. Sex Composition of Criterion Groups in the Discrimination of College Graduating Major Groups. 79-6. Project No. 622.

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    Lunneborg, Clifford E.; Lunneborg, Patricia W.

    To determine the most appropriate use of interest scales in predicting college major at graduation, data from the Vocational Interest Inventory were analyzed. Subjects were 2,175 college graduates who had taken the inventory as high school juniors, and had graduated in one of 22 majors. The effects upon accuracy of classification and conceptual…

  11. College Graduation to Employment in STEM Careers: The Experience of New Graduates at the Intersection of Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Minority Status and Disability

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    Hawley, Carolyn E.; McMahon, Brian T.; Cardoso, Elizabeth D.; Fogg, Neeta P.; Harrington, Paul E.; Barbir, Lara A.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: To examine the recent labor market indicators of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) versus non-STEM college graduates with disabilities. Method: The sample included bachelor of science (B.S.)/B.S.-level college graduates including 1,567,527 with a disability and 32,512,446 without a disability. Data were derived from…

  12. Factors Related to Postgraduate Educational Aspirations of Women College Graduates.

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    de Wolf, Virginia A.

    This study compared 105 women university baccalaureates intending graduate study the year following graduation with women graduates matched by age and major who did not intend such study. Aspirers had significantly higher GPAs than non-aspirers, were more satisfied with their undergraduate major, had more often selected their major as preparation…

  13. Non-nurse college graduates: a new resource for future nurse practitioners.

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    Smith, P L; Shoffner, D H

    1991-01-01

    Non-nurse college graduates are admitted to the master's of science in nursing (MSN) degree program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). Over the years, a majority of these non-traditional students have chosen the family nurse practitioner clinical concentration. The purpose of this study was to compare non-traditional and traditional family nurse practitioner (FNP) graduates in terms of academic and career-development characteristics. The study population consisted of all 91 (48 non-traditional and 43 traditional) UTK FNP graduates from 1981 to 1986. Little difference was found between the two groups' academic success in the program, self-perceptions of clinical preparedness for practice, current participation in the workforce, and self-perceptions of acceptance from administrators, other nurses and physicians in current work settings. Several notable differences between the two groups were found. The non-traditional FNP graduates had higher Graduate Record Examination (GRE) mean scores. More non-traditional than traditional FNP graduates were employed initially as nurse practitioners. Similarly, more non-traditional FNP graduates were currently employed as nurse practitioners in primary health care settings. Fewer non-traditional FNP graduates expressed satisfaction with their initial or current nursing positions. In regard to career goals, however, more of the non-traditional FNP graduates stated their intent was to be functioning as nurse practitioners in the future. Non-nurse college graduates with an interest in health care are a rich resource from which to recruit practicing nurse practitioners for the future.

  14. Factors and Characteristics Influencing the College Enrollment, Retention, and Graduation of Black Males

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    Wilborn, Willie J.

    2013-01-01

    During the past decade, Black male students have been enrolling in college in growing numbers. They have also been dropping out of college, prior to graduation, in high numbers. These trends have generated concern among educators and policymakers about the economic future of the Black community. Despite these concerns, most of the research on this…

  15. What Parents Don't Know about College Graduation Rates Can Hurt. Education Outlook. No. 2

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    Kelly, Andrew P.; Schneider, Mark

    2011-01-01

    You would not buy a car without knowing its mileage, or a home without knowing its age and condition. Why would you invest in a college education without knowing graduation rates? Over the next several months, high school seniors across the country will decide where to go to college. Many students and their parents will base the decision on…

  16. Exploring Critical Factors of Self Concept among High Income Community College Graduates

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    Rasul, Mohamad Sattar; Nor, Ahmad Rosli Mohd; Amat, Salleh; Rauf, Rose Amnah Abdul

    2015-01-01

    This study was undertaken to explore the critical factors influencing the self-concept of community college graduates in the development of their careers. Individuals with a positive self-concept are often associated with a good career choices and a well-panned career development path. Hence community college students should be girded with a…

  17. Ethical Behavior and Human Development among Male and Female Graduate and Undergraduate College Students.

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    Sottile, James M., Jr.; Brozik, Dallas

    The purpose of this research was to describe and better understand the ethical experiences of graduate and undergraduate, male and female college students attending a university in a rural location of a mid-eastern state. A survey was created to determine the ethical activities of college students. A total of 2,718 surveys were completed.…

  18. Retention of Recent College Graduates in New England. Policy Brief 09-2

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    Sasser, Alicia

    2009-01-01

    The population of recent college graduates has been growing more slowly in New England than in the rest of the United States, and New England states are concerned that an inadequate supply of skilled workers may hamper economic growth. In some sense, New England is a victim of its own success. The region's colleges and universities excel at…

  19. Helping Former Foster Youth Graduate From College: Campus Support Programs in California and Washington State

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    Dworsky, Amy; Perez, Alfred

    2009-01-01

    The economic benefits of a college education are well documented; however, data from studies of young people transitioning out of foster care indicate that the college graduation rate for this population is very low. The child welfare system has traditionally done a poor job of encouraging foster youth to pursue postsecondary education. Although…

  20. First Person, First Peoples: Native American College Graduates Tell Their Life Stories.

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    Garrod, Andrew, Ed.; Larimore, Colleen, Ed.

    This book presents 13 stories of Native American college students struggling for survival on several planes--intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual--and striving for success in their own terms in a cultural setting not their own. Although all the students attended Dartmouth College and graduated, the salient common theme of the stories is…

  1. Factors that Deter High School Graduates from Continuing Their Education in a Junior College District.

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    Classen, Arthur Charles

    This study to determine why so many Morton High School graduates did not continue their education was expected also (1) to explain why they did not go to Morton Junior College, (2) to show whether the college meets community needs, (3) to be of value in high school counseling, and (4) to show if an adult evening program is needed at either the…

  2. Graduate Education Issues and Challenges: Community College Applied and Workforce Baccalaureates

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    Floyd, Deborah L.; Felsher, Rivka A.; Catullo, Linda

    2012-01-01

    The acceptance of community college applied and workforce baccalaureates (AWB) degrees by university graduate level programs has not been adequately vetted by academics and policymakers. Over the past decade and a half, the primary motivation for offering community college baccalaureate degrees was to fulfill unmet needs in the local workforce and…

  3. Guide to Sources: Colleges & Universities, Graduate Programs, Transfer Information, Financial Aid. Revised.

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    Goodwin, Bryan

    This library guide lists some of the more useful sources of information about colleges and universities that are available in the Fogler Library at the University of Maine. The 99 items cited are listed in four categories: (1) colleges and universities, including general, graduate, and foreign programs; (2) preparation for admission exams; (3)…

  4. A Smart Break? College Tenure Interruption and Graduating Student Outcomes

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    Routon, P. Wesley; Walker, Jay K.

    2015-01-01

    Using data from a longitudinal survey of college students from over 400 institutions, we examine the impacts of occupational internship programs and voluntary academic leave on returning academic achievement, post-college ambitions, and general facets of the college experience. Previous literature on college internships has focused on labor market…

  5. Community Colleges Respond to Demand for STEM Graduates

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    Mangan, Katherine

    2013-01-01

    As concerns grow over labor shortages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields, the colleges ready students for jobs or more education. Educators are also looking to community colleges to fill the gap. With their high enrollments of minority and low-income students, community colleges are obvious places to recruit a diverse work…

  6. School-to-Work Transition of College Graduates in Korea: The Impact of High School Track on College Performance and Post-College Occupational Outcomes

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    Kwon, Sung Youn

    2014-01-01

    This study aimed at examining the impacts of high school track on college performance and subsequent occupational outcomes after college graduation. To this end, the Korean Education and Employment Panel (KEEP) data from 2004 through 2010, including 4,000 samples of 12th graders as of 2004 from vocational and general high schools, were analyzed.…

  7. Meeting the 2020 American Graduation Initiative (AGI) Goal of Increasing Postsecondary Graduation Rates and Completions: A Macro Perspective of Community College Student Educational Attainment

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    Kotamraju, Pradeep; Blackman, Orville

    2011-01-01

    The paper uses the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data system (IPEDS) data to simulate the 2020 American Graduation Initiative (AGI) goal introduced by President Obama in the summer of 2009. We estimate community college graduation rates and completion numbers under different scenarios that include the following sets of variables: (a) internal…

  8. Ethnic and Gender Differences in Science Graduation at Selective Colleges with Implications for Admission Policy and College Choice

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    Smyth, Frederick L.; McArdle, John J.

    2004-01-01

    Using Bowen and Bok's data from 23 selective colleges, we fit multilevel logit models to test two hypotheses with implications for affirmative action and group differences in attainment of science, math, or engineering (SME) degrees. Hypothesis 1, that differences in precollege academic preparation will explain later SME graduation disparities,…

  9. Relative Success? Determinants of College Graduation Rates in Public and Private Colleges in the U.S.

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    Scott, Marc; Bailey, Thomas; Kienzl, Greg

    2006-01-01

    Amid growing criticism of public universities, there is little discussion of what appropriate institutional evaluation would entail. Six-year graduation rates are commonly used, and public bachelors granting institutions have lower rates than private institutions, but with the growth in non-traditional college attendance, these can be misleading.…

  10. How Much Protection Does a College Degree Afford? The Impact of the Recession on Recent College Graduates

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    Economic Mobility Project, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This report examines whether a college degree protected recent graduates from a range of poor employment outcomes during the recession, including unemployment, low-skill jobs, and lesser wages. The report draws upon data from the 2003-2011 Current Population Survey (CPS) to examine the early labor market outcomes of 21- through 24-year-olds. The…

  11. Learning Curve: How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once They Join the Workplace. Project Information Literacy Research Report

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    Head, Allison J.

    2012-01-01

    Qualitative findings about the information-seeking behavior of today's college graduates as they transition from the campus to the workplace. Included are findings from interviews with 23 US employers and focus groups with 33 recent graduates from four US colleges and universities, conducted as an exploratory study for Project Information…

  12. Recruiting Trends 1993-94. A Study of Businesses, Industries, and Governmental Agencies Employing New College Graduates.

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    Scheetz, L. Patrick

    This report examines job market trends for new college graduates based on a survey of 618 organizations (businesses, industries, manufacturing organizations, service sector employers, government agencies and military services. Topics considered include: (1) anticipated changes in hiring trends for new college graduates, (2) changes in campus…

  13. A Comparison of the Views of College of Business Graduate and Undergraduate Students on Qualities Needed in the Workplace

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    English, Donald; Manton, Edgar J.; Sami, Abdur Raquib; Dubey, Anvit

    2012-01-01

    In this study, we have attempted to determine and compare the views of graduate and undergraduate college of business students pertaining to the skills and competencies needed for employment. A questionnaire was administered to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the college of business at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Three…

  14. College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2006 High School Graduate. Bureau of Labor Statistics News. USDL 07-0604

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    Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2007

    2007-01-01

    In October 2006, 65.8 percent of high school graduates from the class of 2006 were enrolled in colleges or universities, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Since 2001, the college enrollment rate for recent high school graduates has been trending upward. Information on school enrollment and…

  15. Retaining Recent College Graduates in New England: An Update on Current Trends. Policy Brief No. 13-2

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    Modestino, Alicia Sasser

    2013-01-01

    This policy brief presents some basic facts about the retention of recent college graduates and changes in retention over time, updating an earlier report on this topic. It shows, for example, how New England compares with other Census divisions, what factors affect its ability to retain graduates, and the reasons why recent college graduates…

  16. College Enrollment and Work Activity of 2005 High School Graduates. Bureau of Labor Statistics News. USDL 06-514

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    Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2006

    2006-01-01

    In October 2005, 68.6 percent of high school graduates from the class of 2005 were enrolled in colleges or universities, according to data released on March 24, 2006 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. The college enrollment rate for recent high school graduates was a historical high for the series dating back to 1959.…

  17. Dine College Graduate Made It His Mission to Do Well

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    Henderson, Davis

    2012-01-01

    During the author's early years of high school, he made it his mission to do well. He is proud and honored to say that he has attended Dine College (Tsaile, Arizona). Dine College was the foundation of his college career. It allowed him to develop a sense of financial awareness and readiness and the right place for him to begin--financially. Now,…

  18. Graduation Rates: A Comparison of First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen Who Entered a Community College Prepared and Those Who Entered Underprepared for College-Level Work

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    Yates, Kathy Jo

    2010-01-01

    Each year millions of young people graduate from high school and enroll in colleges and universities across the country, and many of these students are underprepared for the demands and academic rigor of college-level courses. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there were significant differences in graduation rates between students…

  19. Boeing to Rank Colleges by Measuring Graduates' Job Success

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    Basken, Paul

    2008-01-01

    Boeing Company, the Chicago-based aerospace giant, has spent the past year matching internal data from employee evaluations with information about the colleges its engineers attended. It has used that analysis to create a ranking system, which it plans to unveil in the coming month, that will show which colleges have produced the workers it…

  20. Austin Community College District's P-16 Initiative Graduates America

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    Hensley, Mary; Madsen, Gary

    2010-01-01

    Austin Community College (ACC) District's P-16 Initiative supports partnerships with 30 school districts--reaching traditionally underserved students and bridging the gap between high school and college--so more Texas students can reach their educational goals. The P-16 Initiative is a constellation of efforts designed to provide broad-based…

  1. A Follow-Up Study of Graduates with Learning Disabilities from a College of Education: Impact of the Disability on Personal and Professional Life

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    Russak, Susie; Daniel Hellwing, Ariella

    2015-01-01

    The present study examined three issues connected to the experiences of graduates with learning disabilities (LD) from a college of education (N = 45): support services that had been most beneficial during studies, positive and negative effects of the disability on personal, and professional life. Additionally, demographic data were collected. A…

  2. Effects of College Programme Characteristics on Graduates' Performance

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    García-Aracil, Adela

    2015-01-01

    Education programmes are designed to equip young populations with the qualifications required to assume responsible roles in specific professions and in society generally. In this paper, the focus of the analysis is on the significance of a number of higher education programme characteristics in allocating young higher education graduates across…

  3. Black Graduate Education at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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    Palmer, Robert T., Ed.; Hilton, Adriel A., Ed.; Fountaine, Tiffany Patrice, Ed.

    2012-01-01

    This book provides context about the experiences of Black graduate and professional students attending HBCUs. Indeed, such research is important, particularly since HBCUs play a significant role in the number of Blacks who receive doctorates and professional degrees (i.e. M.D., D.D.S., J.D. etc.), especially in science and engineering. In fact,…

  4. To Dream the Impossible Dream: College Graduation in Four Years

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    Raikes, Mark H.; Berling, Victoria L.; Davis, Jody M.

    2012-01-01

    The cost of higher education continues to climb, while calls for increased institutional accountability and the value of a "four-year degree" are ever present. This research sought to identify factors by which consumers might predict four-year graduation rates at institutions within the CCCU. A hierarchical multiple regression analysis of data…

  5. Graduating College Students' Orientations toward Scientific Research Activity

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    Zubova, L. G.; Andreeva, O. N.; Antropova, O. A.

    2009-01-01

    The population of scientists in Russia is aging, and it is difficult to attract young graduates to enter the profession. Greater efforts need to be made to change the condition of work for scientists in order to make it attractive to those who will become the next generation of Russian scientists. Creating the conditions favorable to the…

  6. Employment Experiences of Deaf College Graduates: An Interview Study.

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    Foster, Susan B.

    1987-01-01

    The qualitative study examined characteristics of 25 deaf graduates of the Rochester Institute of Technology. Findings are discussed for finding a job, learning the job, communication at work, relationships at work, expectations for the future, discrimination in the workplace, reasons for leaving the job, and strategies for managing difficult work…

  7. Job Search Motivation of Part-Time or Unemployed Japanese College Graduates

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    Shirai, Toshiaki; Shimomura, Hideo; Kawasaki, Tomotsugu; Adachi, Tomoko; Wakamatsu, Yosuke

    2013-01-01

    We clarify how individuals actively interact with socio-cultural contexts to attain regular employment in Japan. Based on a large sample (N = 3,512) of part-time employed and unemployed college graduates (23-39 years old), we found that: Career decision making self-efficacy predicted job search; a lack of both hope and fulfillment motivated job…

  8. The 1975 College of Arts and Sciences Survey of Graduating Seniors.

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    de Wolf, Virginia A.

    Results of the spring quarter 1975 Survey of Graduating Seniors conducted for the University of Washington's College of Arts and Sciences are presented. Respondents were categorized by undergraduate major, and the survey results were analyzed within these categories and compared with the previous year's survey results. In general, the two surveys…

  9. College Seniors' Plans for Graduate School: Do Deep Approaches Learning and Holland Academic Environments Matter?

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    Rocconi, Louis M.; Ribera, Amy K.; Nelson Laird, Thomas F.

    2015-01-01

    This study examines the extent to which college seniors' plans for graduate school are related to their tendency to engage in deep approaches to learning (DAL) and their academic environments (majors) as classified by Holland type. Using data from the National Survey of Student Engagement, we analyzed responses from over 116,000 seniors attending…

  10. The Future of the Skilled Labor Force: New England's Supply of Recent College Graduates

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    Sasser, Alicia C.

    2009-01-01

    One of New England's greatest assets is its skilled labor force, which has historically been an engine of economic growth in the region. But the skilled labor force of the future is growing more slowly in New England than in the rest of the United States. Since 2000, the population of "recent college graduates"--individuals ages 22 to 27…

  11. Employer Assessment of the College Graduate: What Advisors Need to Know

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    Briggeman, Brian C.; Norwood, F. Bailey

    2011-01-01

    Effective advising includes communicating to students the attributes employers seek and the signals they use in detecting those attributes. Using an Internet survey of more than 400 college graduate employers, this study asks employers how useful various signals are in determining job candidates' level of attributes including number crunching…

  12. Influences on Labor Market Outcomes of African American College Graduates: A National Study

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    Strayhorn, Terrell L.

    2008-01-01

    Using an expanded econometric model, this study sought to estimate more precisely the net effect of independent variables (i.e., attending an HBCU) on three measures of labor market outcomes for African American college graduates. Findings reveal a statistically significant, albeit moderate, relationship between measures of background, human and…

  13. Intellectual and Moral Development in College Student and Graduate Female Nurses.

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    Conroy, Sherrill

    This study of seven female nurses who were presently students at or had graduated from John Abbott College was conducted to determine whether the moral and intellectual development of the participants followed parallel courses; whether the participants adopted a "justice" or a "care" approach to moral questions per Carol Gilligan's model; whether…

  14. Graduates Placement Report, 1981: New Hampshire Technical Institute and New Hampshire Vocational-Technical Colleges.

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    New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord. Div. of Post-Secondary Education.

    The New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) and the six New Hampshire Vocational-Technical Colleges (NHVTC) offer collegiate education preparing men and women for direct employment in business, industry, health, and service-related fields. At the completion of the 1980-81 academic year, 1036 students had graduated from 48 different programs…

  15. PRE-COLLEGE ORIENTATION OF BLIND HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES. FINAL REPORT.

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    JIVOFF, LEO

    FORTY-SEVEN LEGALLY BLIND HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES BETWEEN 16 AND 20 YEARS OF AGE, ACCEPTED BY A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, PARTICIPATED FOR 6-WEEK PERIODS IN A 3-YEAR PROJECT TO DEMONSTRATE THE VALUE OF CONFRONTING THE STUDENTS WITH AND ASSISTING THEM IN RESOLVING A REALISTIC AND BROAD GAMUT OF PERSONAL, ACADEMIC, SOCIAL, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS…

  16. Factors Affecting the Supply of Recent College Graduates in New England. Policy Brief 09-1

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    Sasser, Alicia

    2009-01-01

    This policy brief investigates factors affecting New England's supply of recent college graduates and how those factors have changed over time, and suggests steps that states might take to expand this source of skilled labor. (Contains 3 figures.) [This brief summarizes analysis in NEPPC research report 08-1: "The Future of the Skilled Labor…

  17. Differences in Hispanic Graduation Rates at Texas Community Colleges over Time

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    Cox, Shelly; Joyner, Sheila A.; Slate, John

    2011-01-01

    With projections of the decline of the Texas economic base, graduation rates and percentages of Hispanic students at Texas community colleges were examined to determine whether statistically significant increases were present from the years 2000 to 2008. In 2010, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board modified the major initiative Closing…

  18. Employment Needs and the Supply of College Graduates in Connecticut. Research Report R-3-85.

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    Connecticut State Board of Higher Education, Hartford.

    Information on job openings for college graduates in Connecticut is provided. Projected openings in the state for 1985-1990 are indicated for nine major occupational categories: clerical workers, service workers, operatives, professional/technical occupations, crafts and kindred workers, sales workers, managers/officials/proprietors, laborers, and…

  19. Do Academic and Social Goals Predict Planned Alcohol Use among College-Bound High School Graduates?

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    Rhoades, Brittany L.; Maggs, Jennifer L.

    2006-01-01

    Actively pursuing important goals predicts positive affect and well-being (Emmons, 1986, "J. Pers. Soc. Psychol." 51: 1058-1068; Emmons and King, 1988, "J. Pers. Soc. Psychol." 54: 1040-1048; Salmela-Aro and Nurmi, 1997, "J. Adult Dev." 4: 179-188). College-bound high school graduates (n=943) completed the ULTRA Orientation Survey prior to…

  20. Are All Colleges Equally Equalizing? How Institutional Selectivity Impacts Socioeconomic Disparities in Graduates' Labor Outcomes

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    Giani, Matt S.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to examine the extent to which the magnitude of disparities in the labor market outcomes of college graduates stemming from socioeconomic background varies according to institutional selectivity. The data used for the study are drawn from the National Center for Education Statistics' Education Longitudinal Study of…

  1. A Profile of Graduates: Virginia Community College System, 1975-76.

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    Adams, June Johnson; Roesler, Elmo

    As the third in a series of annual reports on the graduates of Virginia community colleges, this document contains information for the years 1973-74, 1974-75, and 1975-76 on racial distribution by sex, types of awards, and curricular groups; on sex by race, awards, and curricular groups; on age by awards and curriculum; on distribution by…

  2. Employment Realities of Recent Junior/Community College and University Graduates and Premature Leavers with Disabilities

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    Jorgensen, Mary; Fichten, Catherine; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Budd, Jillian; Barile, Maria; Asuncion, Jennison; Tibbs, Anthony; Jorgensen, Shirley

    2015-01-01

    The goal of the current descriptive and comparative study is to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the employment realities of recent junior/community college and university graduates and premature leavers (i.e., those who drop out before completing their program of study) with disabilities. We investigate the following research…

  3. A Second Survey of Graduates of a Traditionally Black College of Medicine.

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    Johnson, Davis G.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    A 1985-86 Howard University College of Medicine survey of graduates confirmed that the predominantly Black alumni were continuing to provide patient care to a substantial number of poor Blacks in urban areas. Findings included concerns about malpractice suits and physician impairment. (Author/MLW)

  4. High School Graduates' Perceptions of Senior Project and College and Work Readiness: A Mixed Methods Study

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    Pennacchia, Donna

    2010-01-01

    State testing or end-of-course exams are recommended to determine if high school graduates are ready to enter college or the workforce because these assessments are aligned to content area expectations and standards that are measurable within each state as well as from state to state (Achieve, 2006). However, such assessments do not measure all…

  5. Calling Their Bluff: Expressed and Revealed Preferences of Top College Graduates Entering Teaching in Argentina

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    Ganimian, Alejandro; Alfonso, Mariana; Santiago, Ana

    2014-01-01

    Many school systems today are trying to attract top college graduates into teaching, but little is known about what dissuades this target group from entering the profession. This study randomly assigned applicants for a highly-selective alternative pathway into teaching in Argentina either to a survey about their motivations for applying to the…

  6. The Continuing Search for Better Predictors of Incomes of High School and College Graduates.

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    Witmer, David R.

    The prediction that differences in incomes of high school and college graduates will not change is tested by applying standard statistical procedures to data describing actual income differences. Data from the United States Bureau of the Census describe annual incomes of men twenty-five years old and older during 1956-75. Report 1 displays results…

  7. Lavender Graduation: Acknowledging the Lives and Achievement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students.

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    Sano, Ronni

    2000-01-01

    Discusses the origins and practices of Lavender Graduations, events in which the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender college students are celebrated. Examines results of an evaluation survey, reviews implications for practice, and provides suggestions for future research. (Contains 19 references.) (GCP)

  8. Community College Graduates' Perceptions of Adult Learning Instructional Practices Employed in Continuing Education Programs

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    Hinkson, Chandris Christina

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine continuing education students' perceptions of adult education instructional practices at an urban community college. The continuing education students recently graduated from programs of law enforcement, truck driving, and health occupations. Perception analysis was based on the six principles…

  9. A Follow-Up Study of Standing Rock Community College Graduates.

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    Katus, Jean

    Using personal interviews, telephone interviews, and, when necessary, mailed questionnaires, Standing Rock Community College (SRCC) conducted follow-up surveys with 64 of the 68 students who had graduated from SRCC between May 1976 and December 1979. The interviews or questionnaires solicited information concerning demographic characteristics,…

  10. Students with and without Disabilities at Dawson College Graduate at the Same Rate

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    Jorgensen, Shirley; Fichten, Catherine S.; Havel, Alice; Lamb, Daniel; James, Crystal; Barile, Maria

    2003-01-01

    In an archival study, the academic outcomes of 653 Dawson College students with and 41,357 without disabilities were compared over a 12 year period starting in 1990 and ending in 2002. Results indicate that students with both physical and learning disabilities had graduation rates that were virtually identical to those of nondisabled students,…

  11. Organizational Socialization, Person-Environment Fit and Commitment of Recent College Graduates

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    Wachtfogel, Marc

    2009-01-01

    To determine whether person-environment fit and organizational commitment are impacted by socialization content, a survey was administered to 500 recent college graduates across the United States. The variables examined for the study were: socialization content (performance proficiency, people, politics, language, organization goals/values, and,…

  12. A Descriptive Look at College Enrollment and Degree Completion of Baltimore City Graduates

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    Durham, Rachel E.; Westlund, Erik

    2011-01-01

    Earning a college degree increases a person's life outcomes in income, employment, health, and quality of life. The average person with a bachelor's degree earns almost twice as much as a high school graduate and nearly triple that of someone who did not finish high school. The unemployment rate for people with bachelor's degrees is about…

  13. The Extent of Skills Mismatch among Childhood Education Graduates of Princess Alia University College

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    Nashash, Hyam M.

    2015-01-01

    This study is aimed at investigating the extent of skill mismatch between the skills the childhood education graduates at Al-Balqa Applied University--Princess Alia University College acquired during their studies and those demanded in the labor market. The descriptive survey design was adopted and the purposive sampling technique was employed to…

  14. Issues 2016: Will Free Tuition Increase the Number of College Graduates? Issue Brief

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    Eden, Max

    2016-01-01

    To increase the number of graduates, a growing number of pundits and politicians favor providing free tuition for students attending public colleges and universities. This proposal is flawed. Affordability is not the main obstacle to getting a degree. There is also a risk that a tuition-free system for public institutions would leave them solely…

  15. Moving Forward: College and Career Transitions of LAMP Graduates. Findings from the LAMP Longitudinal Study.

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    MacAllum, Keith; Yoder, Karla; Kim, Scott; Bozick, Robert

    A longitudinal study examined the college and career transitions of graduates of the Lansing Area Manufacturing Partnership (LAMP) program, which is a school-to-career (STC) program sponsored by the United Auto Workers, General Motors Corporation, and Michigan's Ingham County Intermediate School District. The progress of three cohorts of LAMP…

  16. Effects of Part-Time Faculty Employment on Community College Graduation Rates

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    Jacoby, Daniel

    2006-01-01

    Regression analysis indicates that graduation rates for public community colleges in the United States are adversely affected when institutions rely heavily upon part-time faculty instruction. Negative effects may be partially offset if the use of part-time faculty increases the net faculty resource available per student. However, the evidence…

  17. Project-Based Learning in Colleges of Business: Is It Enough to Develop Educated Graduates?

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    Smith, Penny Pence; Gibson, Lindsey A.

    2016-01-01

    This chapter focuses on project-based learning in colleges of business, a concept that offers the student a "hands-on" approach to knowledge by working on actual projects with business community organizations. However, it may take more than such partnerships to assure graduates become "educated people" as well as those…

  18. Break-Even Income Analysis of Pharmacy Graduates Compared to High School and College Graduates

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    Gatwood, Justin; Spivey, Christina A.; Dickey, Susan E.

    2016-01-01

    Objective. To project the net cumulative income break-even point between practicing pharmacists and those who enter the workforce directly after high school graduation or after obtaining a bachelor’s degree. Methods. Markov modeling and break-even analysis were conducted. Estimated costs of education were used in calculating net early career earnings of high school graduates, bachelor’s degree holders, pharmacists without residency training, and pharmacists with residency training. Results. Models indicate that over the first 10 years of a pharmacist’s career, they accumulate net earnings of $716 345 to $1 064 840, depending on cost of obtaining the PharmD degree and career path followed. In the break-even analysis, all pharmacy career tracks surpassed net cumulative earnings of high school graduates by age 33 and bachelor’s degree holders by age 34. Conclusion. Regardless of the chosen pharmacy career track and the typical cost of obtaining a PharmD degree, the model under study assumptions demonstrates that pharmacy education has a positive financial return on investment, with a projected break-even point of less than 10 years upon career entry. PMID:27170815

  19. Demographics and career path choices of graduates from three Canadian veterinary colleges.

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    Jelinski, Murray D; Campbell, John R; Lissemore, Kerry; Miller, Lisa M

    2008-10-01

    The classes of 2007 from the Atlantic Veterinary College, Ontario Veterinary College, and Western College of Veterinary Medicine were surveyed to determine what factors influenced the respondents' career path choices. Seventy percent (166/237) of those contacted participated in the survey of which 89.1% were female, 62.7% had an urban upbringing, and 33.0% expected to be employed in a small center (population < or = 10,000). Half (52.5%) of the respondents reported that they were interested in mixed or food animal practice at the time of entry into veterinary college, but this proportion declined to 34.2% by the time of graduation. Three factors were significantly associated with choosing a career in mixed or food animal practice: having been raised in a small center, being a male, and having a good to excellent knowledge of food animal production at the time of entry into veterinary college, as determined by a self-assessment.

  20. A Comparison of the Success of Community College Graduates Who Entered College with a GED, a High School Diploma, or an Alternative Diploma

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    Miles, April Danielle

    2014-01-01

    In this study, the researcher compared the success of community college graduates who entered college with a GED, a high school diploma, or an alternative diploma. The researcher used a quantitative analysis method with the existing data of students for three years within a single community college system to answer research questions to determine…

  1. Finding a Life Worth Living: Meaning in Life and Graduation from College

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    Wilt, Joshua; Bleidorn, Wiebke; Revelle, William

    2016-01-01

    Graduation from college is an important milestone for young adults, marked by mixed emotions and poignancy, and therefore is an especially salient context for studying meaning in life. The present research used experience-sampling methodology to examine the antecedents and consequences of students’ experience of meaning in life over the course of graduation. Participants were 74 graduating students who provided a total of 538 reports over the span of three days, including commencement day. Increased levels of state meaning in life during the days around commencement were linked to spending time with people in general and with family in particular, as well as thinking about one's years in college. Thinking about one's years in college mediated the effects of present company on state meaning in life. Graduates who experienced higher levels of state meaning in life during the days around their commencement ceremony had higher trait levels of meaning in life one week following commencement. We discuss how making meaning of a poignant experience has implications for healthy psychological development. PMID:27688595

  2. Factors That Influence College Choice: Decisions of Graduate Students

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    Sheppard, Jody Sue

    2013-01-01

    Beginning in the early 1980s, reduction in the funding of education has been a trend. As a solution to the funding issue, colleges and universities have turned towards tuition to make up the deficit; therefore, a need arises to enroll more students. Marketing higher education programs has now become an integral part to raising enrollment to meet…

  3. A STUDY OF THE ASPIRATIONS OF MARRIED WOMEN COLLEGE GRADUATES.

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    LYON, RHEE

    THE PURPOSES OF THIS STUDY WERE TO DETERMINE WHAT HAPPENS TO CAREER AMBITIONS AFTER THE COLLEGE GIRL MARRIES, WHETHER INTERESTS AND AMBITIONS CHANGE IN SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS DURING MARRIAGE, AND IN WHAT WAYS MARRIED WOMEN WITH CAREER AMBITIONS DIFFER FROM THOSE WITH NONE. RESPONDENTS TO A FORCED-CHOICE QUESTIONNAIRE WERE 310 MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN…

  4. Addressing the Graduation Dilemma in Technical and Community Colleges

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    Boggs, Olivia M.

    2011-01-01

    Integral to the current economic recession is an irresolute unemployment rate that disproportionately impacts unskilled and ill-prepared workers in need of the training that is being offered in technical and community colleges. These institutions have experienced record enrollment growth as students seek training and education necessary to pursue…

  5. Predictors of Graduation of Readmitted "At Risk" College Students

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    Berkovitz, Roslyn A.; O'Quin, Karen

    2007-01-01

    We conducted an archival study of at-risk students who had "stopped out" of college for many reasons (academic dismissal, financial problems, personal problems, etc.) and who later were accepted to return to school. Approximately 27% of the accepted students chose not to return. Those who returned had higher grade point averages, had completed…

  6. Preparing Reflective Community College Leaders in a Graduate Leadership Course

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    Sullivan, Leila González; Palmer, Shelby

    2014-01-01

    This study measured the knowledge construction and reflection that occurred in a doctoral course designed to introduce major leadership theories and encourage reflection as a community college leadership practice. At each session, students completed forms reporting new learning and insights they experienced, as well as responding to reflection…

  7. Retention and Graduation of Hispanics in American Community Colleges

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    Griffin, Claudia M.

    2010-01-01

    The Hispanic population in the United States is the fastest growing ethnic group. It is also one of the least-educated and poorest groups and one of the least researched nationally. The purpose of the study was to identify the variables that affect the persistence of Hispanic college students who begin their postsecondary educations at community…

  8. The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy Scripts: pharmacy school graduates continue training in postgraduate residency programs.

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    Ma, Carolyn; Tokumaru, Sheri; Goo, Roy; Ciarleglio, Anita

    2015-05-01

    Residency training is designed to provide recent pharmacy school graduates who have the profession's terminal Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree with accelerated growth beyond entry-level professional competence. Placement into residency programs is highly competitive through an application and match process. These programs provide additional training in patient-centered care with advancement of skills in clinical judgment, pharmacy operations, clinical research, project management, and leadership. Approximately 20% of a pharmacy graduating class will apply for a residency. With increasing numbers of pharmacy schools across the country, the availability of residency programs is falling behind applicants. The establishment of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) has addressed the shortage of pharmacists within the state. In recent years, resident positions in Hawai'i have doubled to a total of ten first year residency (PGY1) and two second year (PGY2) specialty residencies. Given the limited availability of positions in Hawai'i, graduates continue to return to the continental US to seek positions, thus increasing the likelihood of them not returning to practice in Hawai'i. Establishing residency programs is essential to elevate the level of pharmacy practice toward innovation and adherence to best practices, academia/teaching and scholarly research. This descriptive paper will detail the general components and types of pharmacy practice residency, the unique components of the Hawai'i programs, the career placement of Hawai'i's programs graduates and future challenges.

  9. Transition from College to Work: Lived Employment Experiences and Perceptions of College Seniors and Recent College Graduates with Physical Disabilities Seeking Employment Opportunities

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    Williams, Brenda Coleman

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to reveal and understand how college students with physical disabilities perceive their disability and how the disability influences their ability to obtain employment after graduation. A phenomenological research design was used, and data was gathered through intensive repeated interviews with eight…

  10. Graduation: 1976.

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    George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.

    The program is a series of interviews and montages on the topic of graduation at all levels: high school, college, graduate, and honorary degrees. Among those interviewed are: Caroline Bird, author of "The Case Against College"; Judith Harrison, Maureen Smith, and Frank Meta, graduates; Roy Forbes, Director of the National Assessment of…

  11. African American Female Community College Graduates: A Phenomenological Study of Motivation and Success Strategies for Persistence in Minnesota

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    Mattison, Tamara D.

    2013-01-01

    African American females at the community level have low persistence rates and the literature regarding motivation and success strategies for those who persist to graduation is limited. This study was designed to identify the motivation and success strategies used by African American females to graduate from community colleges in Minnesota.…

  12. A Study of Initial Employment Characteristics between Co-op and Non-co-op Community College Graduates.

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    Owen, J. Robert; Clark, Aaron C.

    2001-01-01

    Comparison of 24 community college engineering graduates who participated in cooperative education and 13 nonco-op graduates found no significant employment differences in terms of organizational socialization, relevance of job-to-career plans, access to resources, or participation in decision making. Findings may be specific to this community…

  13. Class, Family, Education and the Process of Status Attainment: A Comparison of American and British Women College Graduates.

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    Baker, Therese L.

    This study of women college graduates in the United States and Great Britain analyzes the effect of social origins and familial factors on educational attainment. The sample consisted of 1,435 American and 1,805 British females who graduated in 1961 and 1960 respectively. Longitudinal data were drawn from the National Opinion Research Center and a…

  14. Factors That Influence African American Male Retention and Graduation: The Case of Gateway University, a Historically Black College and University

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    Farmer, Errick D.; Hope, Warren C.

    2015-01-01

    African American males face major challenges in retention and graduation from institutions of higher education. The 6-year graduation rate for African American males at 4-year public institutions and private nonprofit colleges is less than 40%. This figure suggests that persistence toward degree attainment is a problem. The purpose of this study…

  15. Longitudinal Career Pattern Study of Graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, 1954 through 1974. Volume 2.

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    Wallace, Grace Spice; May, W. Theodore

    Findings on those aspects of participants' activities related to personal history and career choices both before and after graduation are reported in this second of a two-volume report on the findings of the Longitudinal Career Pattern Study of Graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, 1954-1974. The first two chapters describe…

  16. Notice on Organizing College Graduates to Help in Education, Agriculture, Medical Service, and Poverty Alleviation in Rural Areas (2006)

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    Chinese Education and Society, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The Three Assistances and One Alleviation Plan issued in 2006 is an expansion of the Western China Program issued in 2003. Voluntary services in agricultural, educational, and medical areas by college graduates are organized through the implementation of this policy. The plan aims to recruit 20,000 graduates per year and has provided more detailed…

  17. Trends in the Numbers of US Colleges of Pharmacy and Their Graduates, 1900 to 2014

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    2016-01-01

    Objective. To describe the cumulative and contemporary numbers of colleges and schools of pharmacy between 1900 and 2014 based on membership in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy or its predecessor, the American Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties, as well as the mean number of graduates among member schools each year. Methods. A review of published literature for numbers of schools and graduates was conducted and descriptive statistics were calculated. Results. The cumulative number of schools rose from 21 to 152 between those years. The peak contemporary number was 130 in 2014. Including satellite campuses with parallel curricula brings the contemporary total to 172. The smallest number of graduates per member school per year occurred in 1945 and 1946, with peaks in 1951, 1977, and 2013 (∼110 per school per year in the latter two peaks). Conclusions. The number of US pharmacy schools progressively rose between 1900 and 2014, with the fastest rate of growth occurring in 2014. The mean number of graduates per school per year rose or fell with influences such as the Great Depression, World War II, and the GI Bill. PMID:27073278

  18. Trends in the Numbers of US Colleges of Pharmacy and Their Graduates, 1900 to 2014.

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    Grabenstein, John D

    2016-03-25

    Objective. To describe the cumulative and contemporary numbers of colleges and schools of pharmacy between 1900 and 2014 based on membership in the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy or its predecessor, the American Conference of Pharmaceutical Faculties, as well as the mean number of graduates among member schools each year. Methods. A review of published literature for numbers of schools and graduates was conducted and descriptive statistics were calculated. Results. The cumulative number of schools rose from 21 to 152 between those years. The peak contemporary number was 130 in 2014. Including satellite campuses with parallel curricula brings the contemporary total to 172. The smallest number of graduates per member school per year occurred in 1945 and 1946, with peaks in 1951, 1977, and 2013 (∼110 per school per year in the latter two peaks). Conclusions. The number of US pharmacy schools progressively rose between 1900 and 2014, with the fastest rate of growth occurring in 2014. The mean number of graduates per school per year rose or fell with influences such as the Great Depression, World War II, and the GI Bill.

  19. Access to a College Degree or Just College Debt? Moving beyond Admission to Graduation

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    Hirsch, Deborah

    2008-01-01

    A defining feature of U.S. higher education is its commitment to access and opportunity. The growing number of policies and programs targeting college access demonstrates that this commitment remains steadfast. In order to make college affordable for the economically disadvantaged, an increasing number of selective, well-endowed colleges and…

  20. Preparing Future College Instructors: The Role of Graduate Student Teaching Assistants (GTAs) in Successful College Calculus Programs

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    Ellis, Jessica Fabricant

    Graduate student Teaching Assistants (GTAs) contribute to calculus instruction in two ways: as the primary teacher and as recitation leaders. GTAs can also be viewed as the next generation of mathematics instructors. Thus, in addition to their immediate contribution to the landscape of Calculus 1 instruction, GTAs will contribute significantly to the long-term state of calculus in their future occupations. However, their preparation for these roles varies widely and is often minimal. In this study, I first compare the mathematical beliefs, instructional practices, and student success of GTAs to other Calculus 1 instructors. I then provide rich descriptions for three GTA professional development (PD) programs that prepare graduate students as course instructors, as recitation leaders, and as future faculty. I then investigate the instructional practices and mathematical beliefs of graduate students coming from these three PD programs. I conclude this work with a description of a framework for GTA-PD programs. To accomplish this work, I conducted a mixed-method analysis on national survey data and case study data from four doctoral granting institutions. These four institutions were chosen because of their higher-than-expected student success in Calculus 1. The results of these analyses indicate that graduate students teach in more innovative ways than other instructors, though their students were less successful. Among the four case study institutions, I identified three models of GTA-PD, each of which appeared successful in accomplishing their goals. These goals included transitioning graduate students into the role of instructor, preparing graduate students to implement an innovative approach to Calculus 1, and supporting graduate students as recitation leaders. These analyses also led to the development of a framework to be used to characterize, evaluate, and consider the implementation of graduate student professional development programs. This GTA-PD framework

  1. Career Outcomes of STEM and Non-STEM College Graduates: Persistence in Majored-Field and Influential Factors in Career Choices

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    Xu, Yonghong Jade

    2013-01-01

    Using data from a nationally representative, longitudinal survey of college graduates, this study examines student transition from college to their chosen career paths and identifies factors influencing college graduates' choosing an occupation related to ones' undergraduate major. Within the context of expanded econometric framework a wide range…

  2. Recent Additions to the General College Career Development Program Offerings.

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    Hixson, Bruce, Ed.

    1981-01-01

    Recent additions to the career development offerings at the University of Minnesota's General College are described. The aviation training program, which is described by Thomas Brothen, is designed to prepare students for licensure testing through the Federal Aviation Administration. Background information on aviation training at the University of…

  3. NSF Graduate Fellowships

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    Richman, Barbara T.

    1984-04-01

    Of the 540 college students offered fellowships by the National Science Foundation (NSF) this year for graduate study in 1984-1985 in the natural and social sciences, mathematics, and engineering, 34 plan to pursue graduate studies in the earth, ocean, or space sciences. In addition, of the 60 NSF Minority Graduate Fellowships awarded this year, 2 were offered to students who plan graduate studies in the earth, ocean, and space sciences.Each fellowship, awarded for 3 years of graduate study, provides a stipend of $8,100 per year for full-time graduate study. An annual cost-of-education allowance of $4,900 is provided by NSF in lieu of all tuition and fees to the institution selected by each fellow for graduate study. The fellowships may be used over 5 years to permit students to incorporate teaching or research assistantships into their education during periods in which they are not receiving their fellowship stipends.

  4. Expanding Opportunities: A College Choice Report for the Graduating Class of 2014. Part 1: Preferences and Prospects

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    ACT, Inc., 2014

    2014-01-01

    This College Choice Report series follows the ACT-tested high school graduating class of 2014, focusing on specific testing behaviors that may expand college opportunities available to students. This is an important topic for enrollment managers and admissions officers to consider, as students' participation in these testing behaviors have…

  5. Generation 2001: A Survey of the First College Graduating Class of the New Millennium. Study No. 718287.

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    Krane, David; Cottreau, Amy

    This report presents findings of a study of the attitudes of college freshmen who will likely graduate in 2001. Interviews with 2001 freshmen attending public and private four-year colleges and universities are analyzed in text and tables for the following topics: generational differences; beliefs and values; goals and aspirations; finances,…

  6. College of the Sequoias Feeder High School Study: 1986-88 Graduate Performance at C. O. S.

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    College of the Sequoias, Visalia, CA. Office of Institutional Research.

    In 1989, a study was conducted of the performance of Redwood High School (RHS) graduates at the College of the Sequoias (COS), in California. The study analyzed information provided by the high school and data available from COS's student information system, including RHS grade point average (GPA), college GPA, units attempted and passed, first…

  7. Gipsy Hill Training College Graduates: Once, Always and Everywhere a Modern Woman Teacher in the Interwar Years

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    Whitehead, Kay

    2012-01-01

    This article examines the ways in which Gipsy Hill Training College's (GHTC) graduates represented their lives and work in the college magazine, the "Gipsy Trail". The so-called "Wraggle Taggle News" featured snippets from married and single women teachers at every stage of their lives and work in Britain and overseas by the…

  8. The Distribution of College Graduate Debt, 1990 to 2008: A Decomposition Approach. Upjohn Institute Working Paper No. 14-204

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    Hershbein, Brad J.; Hollenbeck, Kevin

    2013-01-01

    Despite tremendous recent interest in the subject of student debt by both researchers and policy makers, little is known about how the distribution of college graduate debt has been evolving and what factors can explain it. We use National Postsecondary Student Aid Study data from 1990 through 2008 to document the evolution of college graduate…

  9. Graduation Rates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Underperforming Performance Measure for Determining Institutional Funding Policies

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    Montgomery, Rene; Montgomery, Beronda L.

    2012-01-01

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities have been in existence in the United States since the mid-1800s. Currently there are 105, which include private and public institutions, with most being four-year programs. In this study, we compare graduation rates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to predominately White institutions and…

  10. The Impact of Previous Schooling Experiences on a Quaker High School's Graduating Students' College Entrance Exam Scores, Parents' Expectations, and College Acceptance Outcomes

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    Galusha, Debbie K.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the study is to determine the impact of previous private, public, home, or international schooling experiences on a Quaker high school's graduating students' college entrance composite exam scores, parents' expectations, and college attendance outcomes. The study's results suggest that regardless of previous private, public, home,…

  11. Tracking 2003 ACT[R]-Tested High School Graduates: College Readiness, Enrollment, and Long-Term Success. ACT Research Report Series, 2012 (2)

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    Radunzel, Justine; Noble, Julie

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the relationships between multiple measures of college readiness and success in college. Outcomes included enrollment in college immediately after high school, retention in college, and degree completion. College readiness indicators at time of high school graduation included ACT[R] scores and Benchmark attainment, high school…

  12. The not-so-lazy days of summer: experimental interventions to increase college entry among low-income high school graduates.

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    Castleman, Benjamin L; Page, Lindsay C

    2013-01-01

    Despite decades of policy intervention to increase college entry among low-income students, substantial inequalities in college going by family income remain. Policy makers have largely overlooked the summer after high school as an important time period in students' transition to college. During the post-high school summer, however, students must complete a range of financial and informational tasks prior to college enrollment, yet no longer have access to high school counselors and have not engaged yet with their college community. Moreover, many come from families with little college-going experience. Recent research documents summer attrition rates ranging from 10 to 40 percent among students who had been accepted to college and declared an intention to enroll in college as of high school graduation. Encouragingly, several experimental interventions demonstrate that students' postsecondary plans are quite responsive to additional outreach during the summer months. Questions nonetheless remain about how to maximize the impact and cost effectiveness of summer support. This chapter reports on several randomized trials to investigate the impact of summer counselor outreach and support as well as the potential roles for technology and peer mentoring in mitigating summer attrition and helping students enroll and succeed in college. The authors conclude with implications for policy and practice.

  13. Factors affecting the career path choices of graduates at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.

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    Jelinski, Murray D; Campbell, John R; Naylor, Jonathan M; Lawson, Karen L; Derkzen, Dena

    2008-02-01

    The objective of this study was to describe the demographics of the Class of 2006, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, and to determine which factors influenced the graduates' career path choices. Data were collected via an on-line survey and the response rate was 95.7% (67/70). The majority (57%) of graduates were starting their veterinary career in a food animal-related (FAR) job. Two factors were significantly associated with this choice: 1) those raised in, or near, a small center (population < 10 000) were 3.4 times (P = 0.03) more likely to accept a FAR position than were those raised in a large center (> 10 000), and 2) graduates with a bachelor of science in agriculture (BSc Ag) were 4.5 times (P = 0.04) more likely to begin their career as a FAR practitioner than were those without such a degree. However, 9 of the 16 graduates having a BSc Ag had an urban upbringing.

  14. A second survey of graduates of a traditionally black college of medicine.

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    Johnson, D G; Lloyd, S M; Miller, R L

    1989-02-01

    To update and expand upon its 1975-76 survey of 729 graduates of seven classes, Howard University College of Medicine (HUCM) conducted a longer survey in 1985-86 of 1,985 graduates spanning 49 classes. Replies of the 728 respondents to the second survey confirm that HUCM's predominantly black alumni were continuing to provide patient care to a substantial number of poor blacks in urban areas. Fifty-six percent of all HUCM alumni were in primary care, compared with 46% of all alumni of U.S. medical schools who were in primary care. New findings included concerns about malpractice suits and physician impairment. Regarding physician supply in their own communities, 53% of respondents believed that there were too many physicians overall, but 63% believed there were too few black physicians. For the 1940-1969 graduates, loans financed 10% of their medical education, and indebtedness influenced the types of practice chosen by 4%; comparable figures for the 1970-1980 graduates were 25% and 11%.

  15. New College Graduates at Work: Employment among 1992-93, 1999-2000, and 2007-08 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 1 Year after Graduation. Stats in Brief. NCES 2014-003

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    Staklis, Sandra; Skomsvold, Paul

    2014-01-01

    This Statistics in Brief examines the employment outcomes of college graduates 1 year after earning a bachelor's degree. It compares 2007-08 bachelor's degree recipients who graduated at the start of the recent recession with their peers who graduated in 1992-93 and 1999-2000. Different labor market conditions characterized these three time…

  16. Persistence by 2-Year College Graduates to 4-Year Colleges and Universities.

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    Dworkin, Stephen L.

    1996-01-01

    Presents findings from a study of the relationship between the characteristics of 3,762 Connecticut 2-year college students 25 or older and their persistence to 4-year colleges. Reports that students with higher perceptions of social and institutional support and those over 35 were more likely to persist to 4-year institutions. (10 citations) (AJL)

  17. Efficacy of podcasting: use in undergraduate and graduate programs in a college of nursing.

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    Schlairet, Maura C

    2010-09-01

    The aim of this project was to create podcasts of classroom lectures from select courses across programs in a college of nursing and to explore associated outcomes using a Web-based course evaluation framework. Seventy undergraduate, second-degree, and graduate nursing students participated. Findings suggest that nurse educators can leverage students' positive attitudes and technologic skills with minimal investment of dollars and no impact on class attendance, building high-quality podcasts that align with students' unique learning environments and goals. Faculty should consider specific student attributes and associated needs when developing podcasts and in providing guidance and support for students who use these learning tools.

  18. Factors Associated with Student Pharmacist Philanthropy to the College Before and After Graduation

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    Spivey, Christina A.

    2015-01-01

    Objective. To examine the early stages of a student giving program, to evaluate the program’s influence on college donations, and to evaluate other factors that may affect student and year-one postgraduation giving at a college or school of pharmacy. Methods. A review of student records for graduates of 2013 and 2014 was conducted. Data included student characteristics, scholarship support, international program participation, senior class gift participation, and postgraduation giving. Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal-Wallis, Wilcoxon signed-rank, and Chi-square analyses were performed. Results. Of 273 graduates, the majority were female (57.1%) and white (74%). Class of 2014 contributed a higher amount to the class gift than the prior class. In 2014, those who received scholarships gave higher amounts to the class gift. For the combined classes, there was an association between the number of students who gave pregraduation and the number who gave postgraduation. In the 2013 class, individuals gave greater amounts postgraduation compared to pregraduation, and a higher percentage of alumni (8%) gave postgraduation compared to alumni from the previous class (<1%). Conclusion. Participation in year-one postgraduation giving increased after implementation of the senior class gift program. Receiving scholarships influenced giving to the class gift but was not associated with postgraduation giving. Future studies are needed to develop a more comprehensive understanding of student and alumni philanthropy. PMID:27168615

  19. Trends in the Employment of College and University Graduates in Business and Industry. Northwestern Endicott Report, 1985. Thirty-ninth Annual Report.

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    Lindquist, Victor R.; Endicott, Frank S.

    Results of a 1984 survey on policy and practice in the employment of college graduates in 250 well-known business and industrial firms are presented. The number of companies hiring graduates in nine bachelors-level and five masters-level fields are specified for both 1984 and 1985, along with the number of graduates for each field and salary…

  20. Recruiting Trends 1996-97. A National Study of Job Market Trends for New College Graduates among 508 Businesses, Industries, and Governmental Agencies. Twenty-Sixth Edition.

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    Scheetz, L. Patrick

    This study examined recruiting trends of business, industry, and government among new college graduates. Questionnaires were mailed to 4,890 employers, of which 489 returned complete responses. The survey found that new college graduates of 1996-97 can expect growth in job opportunities. An increase of 6.2 percent in job prospects and an increase…

  1. A Study of Business Division Core Curriculum Strengths and Weaknesses as Perceived by Graduates of the Classes of 1980 and 1981 at Roger Williams College.

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    Cedergren, Kenneth W.

    College graduates' evaluations of 12 core courses in the business administration curriculum were assessed as a followup to a 1976 study. The students were bachelor's degree graduates from Roger Williams College with majors in general business administration, management, and accounting and marketing. Each course was rated on: course satisfaction,…

  2. From High School to the Future: Getting to College Readiness and College Graduation

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    Roderick, Melissa; Holsapple, Matthew; Kelley-Kemple, Thomas; Johnson, David W.

    2014-01-01

    Over the past 20 years, gaps in students' educational aspirations have shrunk considerably (Roderick et al., 2008; Roderick, Nagaoka, & Coca, 2011; Kao & Tienda, 1998; Avery & Kane, 2004; Turner, 2007; Deil-Amen & Tevis, 2010). Similarly, racial and ethnic gaps in college enrollment have shrunk. The one area in which postsecondary…

  3. College graduation reduces vulnerability to STIs/HIV among African-American young adult women.

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    Painter, Julia E; Wingood, Gina M; DiClemente, Ralph J; Depadilla, Lara M; Simpson-Robinson, Lashun

    2012-01-01

    African-American women are disproportionately affected by sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. The Theory of Gender and Power (TGP) posits that socioeconomic exposures, including educational attainment, place women at increased risk for STIs/HIV. This study examined the association between educational attainment and vulnerability to STIs/HIV, as well as potential TGP-driven mediators of this association, among African-American women. Baseline data were assessed from an STI/HIV prevention intervention for African-American women (n = 848) aged 18 to 29 recruited from three Kaiser Permanente Centers in Atlanta, Georgia. Data collection included a survey of demographic, psychosocial, and behavioral measures and self-collected, laboratory-confirmed vaginal swabs for STIs (trichomoniasis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and human papillomavirus). Multiple regression analyses and multivariate mediation analyses were used to examine the association between educational attainment with a laboratory-confirmed STI and potential TGP mediators. Controlling for age and receipt of public assistance, the odds of an STI diagnosis were 73% lower among participants with a college degree or greater compared with participants who had not completed high school. There were also significant associations between educational attainment and multiple TGP mediators from the sexual division of power and the structure of cathexis. TGP constructs did not mediate the association between educational attainment and laboratory-confirmed STI. The current study suggests that graduating from college may lead to a beneficial reduction in vulnerability to STIs/HIV among African-American women. Findings from this study support expanding structural-level interventions, emphasizing both high school and college graduation, as a means of reducing vulnerability to STIs/HIV among African-American women.

  4. Capability of Colleges and Universities to Offer Graduate Degree Programs in Shortage Disciplines as Part of the Military Voluntary Education Programs.

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    1980-06-01

    officers). DANTES confirmed or de- leted institutional capability to offer new graduate programs by contact- ing each institution which education services...investigated. The potential capability of colleges and universities to offer graduate programs in these disciplines varied from very low (one to six...surveys and (2) initiation of new on-base graduate programs where feasible. 3.0 Background The use of tuition assistance funds for graduate study by

  5. How to Graduate High-Risk Students: Lessons from Successful For-Profit Colleges and Schools in Texas

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    Frishberg, Ellen; Lee, John B.; Fletcher, Carla; Webster, Jeff

    2010-01-01

    This project studied four career college and school campuses in Texas that had higher than average graduation rates and lower than average student loan default rates to determine what they did to achieve these positive outcomes. The visits to the campuses found that a conscious, concerted effort to integrate students into the academic and social…

  6. Community of Inquiry: A Useful Model for Examining Educational Interactions in Online Graduate Education Courses at Christian Colleges

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    Bartruff, Elizabeth Ann

    2009-01-01

    Using the Community of Inquiry (COI) model as a framework, this case study analyzed the interactions of teacher and students in an online graduate level education course at a small Christian college in the Pacific Northwest. Using transcript content analysis, communication between participants was coded as either contributing to the social,…

  7. Social, Demographic, and Institutional Effects on African American Graduation Rates in U.S. Colleges and Universities

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    Wright, LaQueta L.

    2010-01-01

    Improving the retention and graduation of African Americans and other minority groups in higher education is an important but highly politicized issue on college and university campuses. Prior studies emphasize the relationship between minority retention and achievement, cultural diversity, and racial policies and climates at predominantly White…

  8. College and University Students with Disabilities: "Modifiable" Personal and School Related Factors Pertinent to Grades and Graduation

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    Fichten, Catherine S.; Nguyen, Mai N.; Budd, Jillian; Asuncion, Jennison; Tibbs, Anthony; Jorgensen, Mary; Barile, Maria; Amsel, Rhonda

    2014-01-01

    We examined aspects of the experiences of postsecondary students with various disabilities that facilitate higher grades and stronger intention to graduate. Specifically, we focused on experiences that could be modified by the student, the community, or the school. Self-reports of 611 junior/community college and university students with various…

  9. Focusing on Women in STEM: A Longitudinal Examination of Gender-Based Earning Gap of College Graduates

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    Xu, Yonghong

    2015-01-01

    This study investigates the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations from the aspect of earning differentials. Using a national data source that tracked college graduates' work experiences over a ten-year time frame post-bachelor's degree, this study examines longitudinally the…

  10. College Access and Success among High School Graduates Taking the SAT®: African American Students. Research Note 2013-5

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    McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E.

    2013-01-01

    This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among African American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by various student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories were the most likely to enroll in four-year colleges…

  11. Choosing Teaching as a Career in Urban Public Catholic and Jewish Schools by Graduates of Elite Colleges

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    Tamir, Eran

    2014-01-01

    Recruitment, preparation, and retention of graduates of elite colleges is considered an innovative approach to improve teacher quality and promote change in the neediest schools. While the debate over the effectiveness of such programs is heavily focused on programs like Teach For America, this paper considers three teacher preparation programs…

  12. Demography Is Not Destiny: Increasing the Graduation Rates of Low-Income College Students at Large Public Universities

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    Engle, Jennifer; O'Brien, Colleen

    2007-01-01

    What accounts for the differences in retention and graduation rates among large public colleges and universities that serve high numbers of low-income students? To answer this question, the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education has conducted two studies to examine the institutional characteristics, practices, and policies…

  13. Longitudinal Career Pattern Study of Graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, 1954 through 1974. Volume I.

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    Wallace, Grace Spice; May, W. Theodore

    The first of a two-volume report on the findings of the Longitudinal Career Pattern Study of Graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing (UTCN) 1954-1974 is presented. Volume I includes a description of the study, the characteristics of the target population and participants, the identification of the geographic regions from which…

  14. Creating Employable Graduates in Career and Technical Education: Defining the Partnership between Business and the Community College

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    Thomes, Norbert Joseph

    2012-01-01

    The skill set required to attain quality employment is not being fully addressed in the community colleges. This disconnect produces laborers with skill sets that do not meet the needs of employers. Ironically, while the need for employees with increased skills rises annually, many graduates have difficulty finding employment in their career…

  15. College Access and Success among High School Graduates Taking the SAT®: Native American Students. Research Note 2013-4

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    McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E.

    2013-01-01

    This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among Native American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by various student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories (high aspirations, high perceived ability, high assessed…

  16. Employment of College Graduates in the Era of Universalized Higher Education: A Comparative Study by School Type and Discipline

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    Ching-Pao, Chuang; Joanne, Hu J. H.

    2012-01-01

    The employment performance (including salaries, relevant to studies and job satisfaction) of college graduates from different school types and disciplines after the universalization of higher education in Taiwan was examined and a comparative analysis was conducted in this article. The findings were as follows: 1) "Medicine and health"…

  17. A Descriptive Follow-Up Study of Piedmont Virginia Community College Electronics Technology Graduates from 1995-1999.

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    Fitzgerald, Mark S.

    The goal of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) electronics program between 1995-1999 by answering the following questions: (1) did the students find employment in an electronics-related career upon graduation? (2) did they feel that the program provided them with an adequate level of…

  18. Lasting Connections: Using Internships to Retain Recent College Graduates in New England. Policy Brief 09-3

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    Sasser, Alicia

    2009-01-01

    The skilled labor force of the future (recent college graduates, or individuals aged 22 to 27 with a bachelor's degree or higher) is growing more slowly in New England than in the rest of the United States. Since 2000, this group has expanded by less than 9 percent in New England, roughly half the overall U.S. increase. The author suggests that…

  19. Impact of the Complete College Tennessee Act's Retention and Graduation Benchmarks on Budget Appropriations at Tennessee State University

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    Griffin, Sedric D.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to analyze the Tennessee State University (TSU) fall 2005 Freshmen Cohort (N = 1205) based on the variables of race, gender, persistence, retention and graduation, as well as to examine the impact of the newly implemented Complete College Tennessee Act's (CCTA) funding formula component on the university's budget…

  20. How Well Does the Theory of Planned Behavior Predict Graduation among College and University Students with Disabilities?

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    Fichten, Catherine S.; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Amsel, Rhonda; Jorgensen, Shirley; Budd, Jillian; Jorgensen, Mary; Asuncion, Jennison; Barile, Maria

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this research was to develop a model to predict which students with disabilities will drop out before graduation and to investigate the drop out pattern of students with disabilities. To accomplish this we evaluated potential predictors of persistence and drop-out among 611 college and university students with various disabilities and…

  1. Hispanic High School Graduates Pass Whites in Rate of College Enrollment: High School Drop-out Rate at Record Low

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    Fry, Richard; Taylor, Paul

    2013-01-01

    A record seven-in-ten (69%) Hispanic high school graduates in the class of 2012 enrolled in college that fall, two percentage points higher than the rate (67%) among their white counterparts, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. This milestone is the result of a long-term increase in Hispanic…

  2. Measuring Graduation and Attrition at Ontario Colleges: A Discussion of Measurement Issues and Their Usefulness as Indicators of Student Success.

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    Donner, Arthur; Lazar, Fred

    This report discusses measurement issues and their usefulness as indicators of student success at the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology of Ontario. The following sections are included: (1) executive summary; (2) introduction; (3) retention rates, which discusses a number of issues associated with defining and measuring graduation rates; (4)…

  3. New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with Lumina's Merisotis on Increasing College Enrollment and Graduation

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    DiSalvio, Philip

    2013-01-01

    "New Directions for Higher Education" examines emerging issues, trends, and ideas that have an impact on higher education policies, programs, and practices. In this article, DiSalvio inteviews Jamie P. Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, about Lumina's commitment to enrolling and graduating more students from college, and…

  4. Job Placement Rates for Graduates of Washington Community and Technical College Vocational Programs. Research Report No. 94-7.

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    Seppanen, Loretta

    Each year, the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) compiles data on educational and job related outcomes for graduates of vocational preparation programs. The automated data matching procedure examines state unemployment insurance and benefits records, public post-secondary enrollments, U.S. Armed Forces…

  5. "Having Our Say": High Achieving African American Male College Graduates Speak about Parental Involvement and Parenting Style

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    Odom, Lynn Cheryl Lanier

    2013-01-01

    This study examined the patterns of parental involvement and parenting styles of a particular sample of academically successful African American males who attended and graduated from historically Black colleges or universities. More specifically, investigated was the presence of any relationships between parental involvement, parenting styles,…

  6. College Access and Success among High School Graduates Taking the SAT®: Asian American Students. Research Note 2013-8

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    McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E.

    2013-01-01

    This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among Asian American SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by student characteristics, including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories (high aspirations, high-perceived ability, high-assessed ability)…

  7. College Access and Success among High School Graduates Taking the SAT®: Latino Students. Research Note 2013-3

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    McKillip, Mary E. M.; Mackey, Philip E.

    2013-01-01

    This report shows college enrollment and graduation trends among Latino SAT® takers who finished high school in 2004 and 2010 by various student characteristics including aspirations, self-perceived ability, and academic achievements. In every case, students in the top categories (high aspirations, high perceived ability, high assessed ability)…

  8. "Having Our Say": High Achieving African American Male College Graduates Speak about Parental Involvement and Parenting Style

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    Odom, Lynn Lanier; McNeese, Rose M.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the patterns of parental involvement and parenting styles of the parents of academically successful African American males who graduated from historically Black colleges or universities (Odom, 2013). More specifically, the study investigated relationships among students' perceptions of their parents'…

  9. How Do Recent College Grads Really Stack up? Employment and Earnings for Graduates of the Great Recession

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    Greenstone, Michael; Looney, Adam

    2011-01-01

    The May employment numbers broke from the positive news of the last few months and revealed weakness in the job market. Not surprisingly to most Americans, these numbers indicate the job market remains tough--particularly for the nation's young adults. College seniors graduating this spring will enter a job market vastly different than the one…

  10. Theory of Planned Behavior: Sensitivity and Specificity in Predicting Graduation and Drop-Out among College and University Students?

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    Fichten, Catherine S.; Amsel, Rhonda; Jorgensen, Mary; Nguyen, Mai Nhu; Budd, Jillian; King, Laura; Jorgensen, Shirley; Asuncion, Jennison

    2016-01-01

    We examined sensitivity and specificity when using the three theory of planned behavior (TPB) scales (Perceived Behavioral Control, Subjective Norms, Attitude) to predict graduation and drop-out in a longitudinal study of 252 college and university students with disabilities and in a separate cross-sectional study of a random sample of 1380…

  11. Attrition of Women in STEM: Examining Job/Major Congruence in the Career Choices of College Graduates

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    Xu, Yonghong Jade

    2017-01-01

    Data from a national survey are used to examine how individual characteristics and social structural factors may influence college graduates choosing an occupation that is congruent with their undergraduate field of study. Analysis is conducted separately for males and females and for students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics…

  12. Recruiting Trends 1994-95. A Study of Businesses, Industries, and Governmental Agencies Employing New College Graduates. 24th Edition.

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    Scheetz, L. Patrick

    This survey of employers sought to determine recruiting trends of business, industry, and government among college graduates. Questionnaires were sent to 4,154 employers of which about 13 percent, or 545, responded. Highlights of the findings include the following: (1) for a second consecutive year employers predicted increased job opportunities…

  13. Overcoming the Odds: The Association between Location, Preparation, and Financial Obligation on Graduation Rates of African American College Students

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    Rush-Shumpert, Paula J.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to understand why graduation rates of African American male students from four-year historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) within a six-year period were not on par with those of other races and ethnicities and, in particular, whether the reasons African American male students drop out rather than persist…

  14. Recruiting Trends 1986-87. A Study of 761 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.

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    Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick

    Information on job market trends for 1986-87 college graduates is presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. A survey of a cross-section of 761 employers from business, industry, government, and education explored: trends in hiring, hiring quotas and the influence of the organization size, demand for various majors, job availability…

  15. Recruiting Trends 1984-85. A Study of 658 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.

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    Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick

    Information on job market trends for 1984-1985 college graduates are presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. Attention is directed to trends in hiring, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities, and other related topics, based on a survey of a cross-section of 658 employers from business, industry, government, and…

  16. Recruiting Trends 1983-84. A Study of 617 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.

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    Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick

    Information on job market trends for 1983-1984 college graduates are presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. Attention is directed to trends in hiring, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities, and other related topics, based on a survey of a cross-section of 617 employers from business, industry, government, and…

  17. Race, Rates, and Religion: The Relationship between Black Graduation Rates and Evangelical Religious Affiliation at Private Colleges and Universities

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    Smith, Michael Christopher

    2010-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between an institution's evangelical or Protestant religious affiliation and Black graduation rates. The over 100 members of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) are Protestant institutions with strong evangelical cultures. Much of the research regarding race and religion in America has…

  18. A Follow-Up Study of the Academic and Job Experiences of Students Graduating from Bronx Community College, or Leaving (Without Graduating) during 1973. Report No. B. C. C. 2-74.

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    Bronx Community Coll., NY.

    In order to determine what happens to students after they leave Bronx City College (BCC), the 6,050 graduated and nongraduated students who left BCC during the 1973 calendar year were sent questionnaires. From a final sample of 1,240 these student characteristics were gathered: graduate status on leaving, sex, ethnic group, full- or part-time…

  19. Live like the Affluent in College, Live like a Student after Graduation

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    Shaffer, Leigh S.

    2012-01-01

    Recent changes in basic economic conditions make it harder for college students to find their way in the new economy. However, in addition to these structural changes that drive up the costs of living in society, many students are also suffering from the effects of developing an unsustainable, affluent lifestyle both before and during the pursuit…

  20. Role of the Department/Division Chairman in the Community College. A Report of a Conference at Sam Houston State University Community Junior College Graduate Program, July 31-August 1, 1972.

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    Grable, John R., Ed.

    A conference on the role of the department/division chairman in the community college was sponsored by the Community Junior College Graduate Program of Sam Houston State University. The following were presented: (1) "Role of the Department Chairman in Improving Community College Instruction" by John Lombardi; (2) "Role of the Department Chairman…

  1. Funding an accelerated baccalaureate nursing track for non-nursing college graduates: an academic/practice collaboration.

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    Poirrier, Gail P; Oberleitner, Melinda G

    2011-01-01

    To expand nursing programs to better meet workforce demands, nursing education must offer nontraditional students more educational opportunities that are flexible, streamlined, and low cost. Accelerated programs, particularly programs tailored to attract individuals with degrees in other fields and looking for career changes, are great examples. The cost factors related to a successful accelerated degree program designed for non-nursing college graduates are described. Based on the experiences with a previously implemented accelerated BSN program offered from 1987-1994 at one university, a revised accelerated option model was developed that included ongoing involvement with four community hospitals, shared budget responsibilities, student stipends, and a 3-year work commitment by graduates at a sponsoring hospital. The investment of approximately $1.6 million over 7 years resulted in the education and graduation of 75 new registered nursing professionals to meet the health care needs of the citizens of the community.

  2. Report of a Follow-Up Study of Associate of Applied Science Degree Graduates at Mississippi County Community College, 1977-1981.

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    Hughes, G. Edward

    A survey of 161 students who graduated from Mississippi County Community College (MCCC) during the years 1977-79 with an associate of applied science degree was conducted to determine the occupational success of the graduates, their perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of MCCC, and suggestions for improvement. The survey instrument…

  3. Births, Selected Grade Comparisons, High School Graduates, and Number Entering College for the State and the Counties, 1961 through 1996. Statistical Report Series.

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    Ward-Besser, Gail; Hearn, Cynthia A.

    State and county estimates of basic statistics relevant to educational planning in South Carolina are presented. The report includes actual and projected counts for grades 9 and 12, as well as actual and projected counts of first grade membership, high school graduates, and graduates who enter a college degree program. Enrollment figures have been…

  4. "Who Do You Think You Are?": A Multidimensional Analysis of the Impact of Disparities in Higher Educational Attainment within Families of First-Generation College Graduates

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    Burns, April

    2013-01-01

    This project explores the impact of disparate educational attainment between first-generation college graduates and their family members. This is a conscious shifting of the unit of analysis, from the changing social position and power of an individual student/graduate, to the relational capacity, tensions, and strategies of the family unit that…

  5. Indicators of Success for University Transfer of Miami-Dade Community College Graduates in Business/Management, Computer Science, and Engineering. Research Report No. 93-03R.

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    Baldwin, Anne

    While most associate in arts (AA) graduates who transfer to the Florida State University System (SUS) achieve satisfactory grade point averages, some do not. For Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) graduates, over 22% of the students in some disciplines have achieved grade point averages (GPA's) under 2.0. For the disciplines of…

  6. College Athletic Participation and Academic Success: How Student-Athletes Compete for Graduation

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    Gilmour, Heather B.

    2013-01-01

    NCAA data indicates that Division III student-athletes are graduating at higher rates than their non-athlete peers. Graduation rate data alone do not provide a full understanding of student-athletes' academic success. The data thus far simply show empirically that student-athletes have a higher federal six-year graduation rate, but…

  7. College Enrollment Patterns for Rural Indiana High School Graduates. REL 2015-083

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    Burke, Matthew R.; Davis, Elisabeth; Stephan, Jennifer L.

    2015-01-01

    This study examined (1) average distances traveled to attend college, (2) presumptive college eligibility, (3) differences between two-year and four-year college enrollment, (4) differences in enrollment related to differences in colleges' selectivity, and (5) degree of "undermatching" (i.e., enrolling in a college less selective than…

  8. College-Preparatory Curriculum for All: The Consequences of Raising Mathematics Graduation Requirements on Students' Course Taking and Outcomes in Chicago

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    Allensworth, Elaine M.; Nomi, Takako

    2009-01-01

    This study evaluates a curriculum policy that required college preparatory coursework for all students, using data from Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Beginning in 1997, CPS ended remedial coursework and required all students to complete a college-preparatory course sequence for graduation. In this study, the authors constrain their analysis to the…

  9. Professions at the Helm or Left Behind? Trends in the Occupations of American College Graduates since the Second World War in the United States

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    Hollister, Matissa

    2015-01-01

    In recent decades, the proportion of college-educated workers in the United States entering professional occupations has declined. While the rising incomes of college graduates signals the growing value of skills and education, it seems that these skills are increasingly put to use outside of the professions. This paper examines the occupations of…

  10. WWC Review of the Report "Looking beyond Enrollment: The Causal Effect of Need-Based Grants on College Access, Persistence, and Graduation." What Works Clearinghouse Single Study Review

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2014

    2014-01-01

    The 2013 study, "Looking Beyond Enrollment: The Causal Effect of Need-Based Grants on College Access, Persistence, and Graduation," examined whether eligibility for the Florida Student Access Grant (FSAG), a need-based grant for low-income students in Florida, affects college enrollment, credit accumulation, persistence over time in…

  11. What Works Clearinghouse Quick Review: "Looking Beyond Enrollment: The Causal Effect of Need-Based Grants on College Access, Persistence, and Graduation"

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    What Works Clearinghouse, 2013

    2013-01-01

    This study examined whether eligibility for the Florida Student Access Grant, a need-based grant for low-income students in Florida, affects college enrollment, credit accumulation, persistence over time in college, and, eventually, graduation. The sample for this study included seniors in Florida public high schools in 1999-2000 who submitted a…

  12. Test Score Stability and the Relationship of Adult Manifest Anxiety Scale-College Version Scores to External Variables among Graduate Students

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    Lowe, Patricia A.; Peyton, Vicki; Reynolds, Cecil R.

    2007-01-01

    A sample of 79 individuals participated in the present study to evaluate the test score stability (8-week test-retest interval) and construct validity of the scores of the Adult Manifest Anxiety Scale-College Version, a new measure used to assess anxiety in college students, for application to graduate-level students. Results of the study…

  13. Success Rates of GED Credential Recipients and High School Graduates: A Comparative Study of Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Students

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    Adams, James Victor

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether there was a statistically significant difference in collegiate success rates of GED credential recipients and high school graduates in community colleges. Data obtained from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) PeopleSoft system at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical…

  14. How Late Is Too Late? The Influence of Summer Outreach on FAFSA Completion and College Enrollment for the Uncommitted High School Graduate

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    Owen, Laura; Bettinger, Eric; Long, Bridget Terry; Oreopoulos, Phil

    2013-01-01

    Despite increases in postsecondary enrollment at American universities and colleges, there are still significant gaps in who matriculates to college and persists through graduation. Low-income students and students of color continue to be underrepresented in institutions of higher education; for many of these students, a lack of awareness of…

  15. Additional Revised Push-Up Test Norms for College Students

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    Mozumdar, Arupendra; Liguori, Gary; Baumgartner, Ted A.

    2010-01-01

    The push-up test is commonly used to assess arm and shoulder girdle strength and endurance. Baumgartner, Oh, Chung, and Hales (2002) developed a revised push-up test for college students with a standardized test protocol. The purpose of the present study was to develop percentile norms for the revised push-up test based on the push-up scores of…

  16. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM IN PREPARING ITS GRADUATES FOR EMPLOYMENT.

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    STEPHENSON, DON

    TO HELP EVALUATE THE DENTAL ASSISTING PROGRAM, QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO 37 OF THE PROGRAM'S GRADUATES (1963-66) AND TO THE 93 DENTISTS IN THE SERVICE AREA. THIRTY-TWO GRADUATES AND 58 DENTISTS REPLIED. THE DENTAL ASSISTANTS PERCEIVED THE ORDER OF IMPORTANCE OF THEIR DUTIES AS CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANCE, X-RAY SKILLS, RECEPTIONIST DUTIES, BOOKKEEPING…

  17. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Washington

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Washington related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  18. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. North Dakota

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for North Dakota related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  19. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. New Hampshire

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for New Hampshire related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  20. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Wyoming

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Wyoming related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  1. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. New Jersey

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for New Jersey related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  2. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Maine

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Maine related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  3. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. South Dakota

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for South Dakota related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  4. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Oregon

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Oregon related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  5. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. New York

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for New York related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  6. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Colorado

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Colorado related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  7. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Nevada

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Nevada related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  8. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Pennsylvania

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Pennsylvania related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  9. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Utah

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Utah related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  10. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. California

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for California related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  11. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Montana

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Montana related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  12. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Idaho

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Idaho related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  13. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. New Mexico

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for New Mexico related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  14. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Vermont

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Vermont related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  15. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Hawaii

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Hawaii related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  16. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Maryland

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Maryland related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  17. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Kentucky

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Kentucky related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  18. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Virginia

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Virginia related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  19. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. South Carolina

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for South Carolina related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  20. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Arizona

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Arizona related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  1. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Ohio

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Ohio related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  2. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Texas

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Texas related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  3. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Delaware

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Delaware related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  4. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Wisconsin

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Wisconsin related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  5. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Indiana

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Indiana related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  6. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Georgia

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Georgia related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  7. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Alabama

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Alabama related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  8. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Oklahoma

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Oklahoma related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  9. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Minnesota

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Minnesota related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  10. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Michigan

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Michigan related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  11. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. North Carolina

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for North Carolina related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  12. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. West Virginia

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for West Virginia related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  13. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Alaska

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Alaska related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  14. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Florida

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Florida related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  15. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. District of Columbia

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for District of Columbia related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient…

  16. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Mississippi

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Mississippi related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  17. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Iowa

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Iowa related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  18. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Tennessee

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Tennessee related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  19. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Louisiana

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Louisiana related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  20. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Illinois

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Illinois related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  1. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Arkansas

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Arkansas related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  2. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Massachusetts

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Massachusetts related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  3. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Connecticut

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Connecticut related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  4. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Missouri

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Missouri related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  5. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Nebraska

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Nebraska related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  6. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Kansas

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Kansas related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  7. Follow Up Study of Non College Bound Somerset County High School Graduates June 1990, New Jersey.

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    Doty, Charles R.

    A follow-up study sought to determine what happened to the 1990 noncollege-bound graduates of all the high schools in Somerset County, New Jersey. Data were gathered through a mailed survey and telephone follow-up (approximately 45 percent response) of the 408 graduates of the 12 of 13 high schools providing names. Some of the findings from…

  8. Student Loan Debt Implications for Hispanic Students Who Have Graduated from College

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    Rodriguez, Eric

    2016-01-01

    This quantitative correlational non-experimental study examines some major implications of student loan debt that Hispanics face upon graduation from institutions of higher learning. It provides both descriptive and correlational statistics to help view how Hispanics differ from non-Hispanics graduate students in their plight to live the American…

  9. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates. Rhode Island

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013

    2013-01-01

    National and regional trends mask important variation among states in the supply of high school graduates. This profile provides brief indicators for Rhode Island related to: current levels of educational attainment, projections of high school graduates into the future, and two common barriers to student access and success--insufficient academic…

  10. Graduation Rates, Student Goals, and Measuring Community College Effectiveness. CCRC Brief Number 28

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    Bailey, Thomas; Jenkins, Davis; Leinbach, Timothy

    2005-01-01

    The educational effectiveness of community colleges is under new scrutiny as a result of both a federal government focus on accountability of higher education institutions and greater competition for the state funds traditionally directed to the colleges. Policymakers, who want to tie public college allocations to their outcomes, and families,…

  11. What Employers Expect of College Graduates: International Knowledge and Second Language Skills. Education Research Report.

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    Adelman, Clifford

    In the last 15 years, colleges and universities have sought creative ways to encourage the study of second languages and to add an international dimension to the college curriculum. More extensive international exchange, higher language enrollments, and more widespread inclusion of language study as a college entrance requirement have resulted. A…

  12. From Paternalism to Self-Advocacy: Obama's Community College Graduation Strategy and Students with Disabilities

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    Fogg, Neeta P.; Harrington, Paul E.

    2009-01-01

    President Obama recently asked community colleges across the nation to take on a central role in his economic policy by awarding 5 million new associate degrees over the next decade. Those familiar with community college data know this is a daunting task for the nation's public two-year college system. In order to meet the challenge, the nation's…

  13. Proof of Progress: The First Six Graduating Classes of Canton Early College High School

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    Rochford, Joseph A.

    2014-01-01

    In 2005, when the Canton City Schools (CCS), Stark State College (SSC), the Canton Professional Educators Association (CPEA), and the Stark Education Partnership (SEP) came together to establish Canton's Early College High School (CECHS), the percentage of the city's young adults with some college or an associate degree was 33%. CECHS affords…

  14. Informing Parents of Today's College Curriculum: The Yellow Brick Road to Graduation

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    Myers, Karen A.

    2010-01-01

    Higher education curriculum is as varied as the institutions themselves. Familiarizing parents with college curriculum may assist them in their college students' selection and academic success. This article provides school administrators, teachers, counselors, public relations personnel, and college professors with examples of learning modes and…

  15. Ten Texts to College: Can Text Messages Mitigate Summer Attrition among College-Intending Low-Income High School Graduates?

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    Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C.

    2013-01-01

    Despite decades of policy intervention to increase college entry among low-income students, considerable gaps by socioeconomic status remain. To date, policy makers have largely overlooked the summer after high school as an important time period in students' transition to college. In Summer 2012, the authors designed a randomized trial to…

  16. From Wall Street to Wal-Mart: Why College Graduates Are Not Getting Good Jobs

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    Vedder, Richard; Denhart, Christopher; Denhart, Matthew; Matgouranis, Christopher; Robe, Jonathan

    2010-01-01

    There are many reasons for pursing a higher education. For most persons, a significant, maybe even the dominant reason, for going to college is that it supposedly will improve one's prospect of acquiring a good job. In a sense, a college degree has long been considered a ticket to the middle class--an adult life with a good income and relatively…

  17. Estimating College Enrollment Rates for Virginia Public High School Graduates. Issues & Answers. REL 2011-No. 104

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    Holian, Laura; Mokher, Christine

    2011-01-01

    Using data from the National Student Clearinghouse and the Virginia Department of Education, this report examines college enrollment rates overall and by student academic and demographic characteristics for the Virginia public high school class of 2008. College enrollment is an issue of national concern. And many states, including Virginia, use…

  18. Return Migration: A Study of College Graduates Returning to Rural U.S. Homes

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    Mahoney, Elizabeth D.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to explore perceptions of return migration experiences and gain knowledge from rural residents who have left to obtain a college education and start careers in non-rural areas, and who then returned to their rural hometowns with the social and economic benefits of a college education, and other valuable resources. This…

  19. Impact of the Thirteen College Curriculum Program on Graduating Seniors: Motivational and Attitudinal Factors.

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    Parmeter, J. Thomas

    This document reports on some student impact results of the Thirteen College Curriculum Program (TCCP). The TCCP is a major effort in intervention and reform in the higher education of black Americans generated in predominantly black colleges. The goals were to reduce attrition rates by improving the quality of instruction at freshman and…

  20. Why Do Saudi High Schools' Graduates Enroll in the Colleges of Technology: A Case Study?

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    Trabelsi, Ali Chedli; Bezzina, Smain

    2016-01-01

    The paper aims at elaborating a strategy regarding students' admission at the colleges of technology in the western region of Saudi Arabia. Purposely, the study surveys the opinion of the students attending the Jeddah College of Technology (J.C.T) and reports on seven socio-economic factors, specifically, the "J.C.T. evaluation system,"…

  1. Black Male Graduation Rates in Community Colleges: Do Institutional Characteristics Make a Difference

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    Vasquez Urias, Marissa; Wood, J. Luke

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate Black male graduation rates in public two-year, degree-granting institutions. Specifically, the researchers were interested in determining the influence (if any) of select institutional characteristics (e.g., attendance intensity, degree of urbanization, geographic region, institutional size) on…

  2. College Enrollment and Degree Completion for Baltimore City Graduates through the Class of 2012

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    Durham, Rachel E.; Olson, Linda S.

    2013-01-01

    Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) has made great strides in its effort to lower the number of high school dropouts and to encourage prior dropouts to return and graduate by providing a broad set of options for students with a diverse set of needs and academic histories. At the same time, City Schools has initiated an effort to foster a…

  3. Simulating the Effects of Financial Aid Packages on College Student Stopout, Reenrollment Spells, and Graduation Chances

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    DesJardins, Stephen L.; McCall, Brian P.

    2010-01-01

    This study investigates the impact that different financial aid packages have on student stopout, reenrollment, and graduation probabilities. The authors simulate how various financial aid packaging regimes affect the occurrence and timing of these events. Their findings indicate that the number and duration of enrollment and stopout spells affect…

  4. Raising African American Student Graduation Rates: A Best Practices Study of Predominantly White Liberal Arts Colleges

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    Pool, Robert W.

    2012-01-01

    This qualitative study sought to explore best practices at small, private liberal arts institutions that experienced large increases in African American graduation rates. Particular focus was on institutions that enrolled less than 17% minority students whose overall enrollment fell within the middle 50% of all SAT scores and the middle 50% of…

  5. Effective Management and Operation of Graduate Programs in Colleges of Pharmacy

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    Farnsworth, Norman R.

    1977-01-01

    Management strategy and policy adapted at the University of Illinois at the Medical Center are described in terms of: faculty teaching vs. research time; faculty effectiveness and productivity; committee meetings; morale; departmental funds for research; expectations from graduate students; student recruitment; and program implementation. (LBH)

  6. Effective Use of Resources in State Higher Education: Graduate Education, Community Colleges, Education for Blacks.

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    Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.

    The papers in this volume were delivered at a Symposium on the "Effective Use of Resources in State Higher Education" at the annual meeting of the Southern Regional Education Board in Houston, Texas, June 11-12, 1970. The papers deal with three general subjects: (1) the orderly development of graduate education; (2) evaluating the community junior…

  7. Using Segmentation Modeling To Predict Graduation at a Two-Year Technical College.

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    Hyers, Albert D.; Zimmerman, Allen

    2002-01-01

    Compares segmentation modeling and logistic regression with regard to a longitudinal study of graduation rates at Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute. Suggests that segmentation modeling is as effective as the regression techniques in terms of predictive ability, but that segmentation modeling offers a distinct advantage in…

  8. Graduate Teaching Assistant Training: A Basis for Improvement of College Biology Teaching and Faculty Development.

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    Rushin, John W.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    Reports on a nationwide survey of graduate teaching assistant (GTA) training and teaching resources available to faculty. Discusses examples of workable programs and comparisons of GTA training models. Concludes that even when there is some formal structure in the GTA training program, these experiences are brief and follow-up activities are…

  9. Palomar College 1999-2000 Vocational Education Employer Study. Study Two in Series Two of the Vocational Education Employer Study of Palomar Graduates.

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    Brown, Pamela L.; Barton, Michelle

    This survey, developed by the faculty, program administrators, and Institutional Research and Planning Department of Palomar College in California, addresses employer attitudes regarding their experiences with Palomar graduates. The survey items range from open-ended questions to requests for agreement with a particular statement. Palomar…

  10. A Phenomenological Study: Exploring the Needs, Wants, and Desires from the Voices of African-American Males Desiring to Graduate from Community College

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    Harris, Yvette Monique

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to explore factors that could lead to academic success for African-American males enrolled in community college. By conducting a phenomenological study, those factors leading to graduation will be derived from the particular lens of perception of the participants' lived experiences. The…

  11. Recruiting Trends 1987-88. A Study of 1,019 Businesses, Industries, Governmental Agencies, and Educational Institutions Employing New College Graduates.

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    Shingleton, John D.; Scheetz, L. Patrick

    Information on job market trends for 1987-1988 college graduates is presented in narrative summaries and statistical tables. Attention is directed to trends in hiring, expected starting salaries, campus recruiting activities, and other related topics, based on a survey of a cross-section of 1,019 employers from business, industry, government, and…

  12. Follow Up Study: John H. Lounsbury School of Education Field-Based Program Graduates Now Teaching in Partner and Professional Development Schools of Georgia College and State University.

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    Smoot, Sharene L.

    A study was done to investigate the status and attitudes of graduates from field-based programs of the John H. Lounsbury School of Education of Georgia College and State University who were teaching in partner and professional development schools. The study was done in two waves, first by e-mail, and then by postal service. There were 41…

  13. Quantifying Quality: Technical Issues Surrounding "U.S. News and World Report's" Rankings of U.S. Colleges and Graduate Schools.

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    Clarke, Marguerite

    This paper examines two common criticisms of the method that "U.S. News and World Report" used in its annual rankings of the academic quality of colleges and graduate schools. There are constant changes to the formula that make it impossible to interpret yearly shifts in a school's relative ranking in terms of change in its academic…

  14. School Improvement Grants in Georgia: A Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship between the College and Career Ready Performance Index, Students' Proficiency, and Graduation Rates

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    Covington, Char-Shenda D.

    2016-01-01

    There are a myriad of factors that contribute to the lowest performing schools in Georgia that School Improvement Grants (SIGs) are designed to ameliorate. Declining graduation rates, dwindling student achievement, high teacher turnover rates, and students leaving high school at an alarming rate ill-prepared for college and/or the workforce…

  15. Recruiting Trends 1991-92: A Study of Businesses, Industries, and Governmental Agencies Employing New College Graduates. 21st Anniversary Edition.

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    Scheetz, L. Patrick

    The 21st annual survey of recruiting trends analyzed responses of 464 organizations and businesses employing new college graduates. Of those interviewed, 83.8 precent were businesses, industries, manufacturing organizations, and service sector employers and 16 percent were local, state, and Federal Government agencies and the military services.…

  16. College of Education Graduate School Students Examine the Advantages of Integrating Research-Based Instructional Theories into Every Day Classroom Instruction

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    Costley, Kevin C.; Tyler, Brenda L.

    2014-01-01

    College of Education students are always interested in the purpose and use of educational theories and what theories can be used to aid in classroom instruction and learning. This article contains written dialogues from of university educational graduate students elaborating on their personal perceptions of the usefulness of theories in public…

  17. Graduating to a Job

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    MOSAIC, 1976

    1976-01-01

    Recent studies indicate that industries desire college graduates who are able to perform scientific technical skills. As a result, colleges are attempting to produce graduates with a hybrid course of study emphasizing skills and traditional theories. Programs in chemistry, ecology, urban planning, and science technology have been developed…

  18. Fertility patterns of college graduates by field of study, U.S. women born 1960--79

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    Michelmore, Katherine; Musick, Kelly

    2013-01-01

    Building on recent European studies, we used the Survey of Income and Program Participation to provide the first analysis of fertility differences between groups of U.S. college graduates by their undergraduate field of study. We used multilevel event-history models to investigate possible institutional and selection mechanisms linking field of study to delayed fertility and childlessness. The results are consistent with those found for Europe in showing an overall difference of 10 percentage points between levels of childlessness across fields, with the lowest levels occurring for women in health and education, intermediate levels for women in science and technology, and the highest levels for women in arts and social sciences. The mediating roles of the following field characteristics were assessed: motherhood employment penalties; percentage of men; family attitudes; and marriage patterns. Childlessness was higher among women in fields with a moderate representation of men, less traditional family attitudes, and late age at first marriage. PMID:24266547

  19. Medical student in the family health strategy on the first years of college: perception of graduates.

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    Ricardo, Maria Paula Ferreira; Marin, Maria José Sanches; Otani, Marcia Aparecida Padovan; Marin, Marina Sanches

    2014-12-01

    There is a lack of knowledge about the effective value of the experience gained by medical students who participate in the Family Health Strategy (Estratégia Saúde da Família (ESF)) during the early stages of their medical training. This teaching strategy is based on learning by experiencing the problems that exist in real life. This study proposed to understand the value of this teaching strategy from the viewpoint of the students who had participated, after their graduation. The method adopted was a qualitative study conducted through interviews with students who graduated in the years 2009, 2010 and 2011. The data analysis used the hermeneutic dialectic technique as its model. The graduates considered that this experience enabled them to understand the organization and functioning of the health service and the context of the daily life of the users. This experience facilitated the doctor patient relationship, the development of clinical reasoning and the bond with the user. However the students emphasized that a lack of maturity prevented them gaining a higher level of benefit from the experience. Therefore, although the structure of the course is permeated by advances and challenges, it was concluded that this experience contributed to the student's learning of certain essential elements of medical training.

  20. The Endicott Report. Trends in Employment of College and University Graduates in Business and Industry 1975. Twenty-Ninth Annual Report. A Survey of 160 Well-Known Business and Industrial Concerns.

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    Endicott, Frank S.

    A total of 160 companies supplied information for the 29th annual report regarding the employment of college graduates in business. Most are large or medium-size corporations that regularly recruit college men and women. A total of 31 percent of these companies plan to contact fewer colleges in 1975, but 29 percent will contact more schools. The…

  1. FY2008-FY2013 SDPBC High School Graduates College Matriculation Summary. Memorandum

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    Howard, Mark

    2014-01-01

    The National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) is an independent organization that tracks the postsecondary enrollment and success of students in more than 3,300 colleges and universities nationwide. The School District of Palm Beach County (SDPBC) has contracted with the NSC to provide data on their students to better understand postsecondary patterns…

  2. The High Cost of Low Graduation Rates: How Much Does Dropping Out of College Really Cost?

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    Schneider, Mark; Yin, Lu

    2011-01-01

    President Obama has set an ambitious goal for the nation: By the year 2020, the United States will have the highest proportion of adults with college degrees in the world. The Obama administration sees the successful completion of postsecondary education as essential to American competitiveness. Governors likewise see the economic future of their…

  3. Campus-Based Community College Leadership Development Programs: Effective Leadership Competencies as Perceived by Graduates

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    Focht, Jeffrey William

    2010-01-01

    Due to the immense growth of community colleges since the 1960s and particularly over the last decade, a leadership gap now exists as presidents, provosts, and deans retire in record numbers. This diminished leadership pipeline can be attributed to two main factors: the obvious increase in retirement of senior executives completing their academic…

  4. A Transition-to-College Course for Adult Learners: Effects on GPA and Time to Graduation

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    Collins, Pamela J.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to help fill the knowledge gap on stand-alone transition-to-college courses for adult students in an institutional setting where such courses have been extensively utilized via different delivery mediums. The ultimate goal was to use the knowledge obtained to aid personnel who work with nontraditional degree programs…

  5. The Enduring Effects of a United World College (UWC) Education as Seen through a Graduate's Eyes

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    Tsumagari, Maki Ito

    2010-01-01

    Over the last 50 years, the United World Colleges (UWC), which consist of 13 pre-university educational institutions across the world, have become a distinctive global education brand. UWC is frequently referred to as the only example of a purely ideology-driven international education model based on the school's adherence to certain key…

  6. Minority Graduates' Perceptions on National Council Licensure Examination at a Historically Black College and University

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    Tolson, Danita

    2013-01-01

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are institutions developed to educate minority students. Several HBCUs expanded and opened nursing programs to educate more minority nurses in the nursing profession. The challenge of HBCUs is to consistently meet the Board of Nursing requirements; this warranted further exploration of reasons…

  7. NCLEX-RN Examination Performance by BSN Graduates of Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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    Chesney, Anita M.

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative multiple-case study research explored and described differences as well as NCLEX-RN preparation strategies used by Historically Black College and University (HBCU) baccalaureate nursing programs with consistent NCLEX pass rates versus those with inconsistent pass rates. Two of the four selected programs had a history of consistent…

  8. A SUMMARY OF STUDIES IN ACHIEVEMENT OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE GRADUATES IN COLLEGE.

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    MCCLELLAND, JOHN B.

    TWENTY-SEVEN STUDIES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS SYNTHESIS OF RESEARCH ON THE APPROPRIATENESS OF HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE STUDENTS GOING ON TO AGRICULTURAL COLLEGES. MOST OF THE STUDIES INVOLVED STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE TREATMENT. THE STUDIES ARE ORGANIZED INTO SECTIONS--(1) COMPREHENSIVE, (2) ACHIEVEMENT IN LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES, (3)…

  9. Graduating from College: The Impossible Dream for Most First-Generation Students

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    Sanacore, Joseph; Palumbo, Anthony

    2016-01-01

    Some colleges engage in unethical practices to balance their budgets, such as accepting "marginal" students who qualify for loans and government-backed financial aid but not providing these students with the services and programs they need to achieve success. Too many low-income students who are often first-generation students find…

  10. Student Engagement and Institutional Graduation Rates: Identifying High-Impact Educational Practices for Community Colleges

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    Price, Derek V.; Tovar, Esau

    2014-01-01

    Philanthropists, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners are increasingly focused on a college completion crisis in the United States. Collectively and independently, they have called for increasing the number of adults with postsecondary certificates and degrees as a national imperative. Using the 2007 administration of the Community College…

  11. Inquiry into the Independent Reading Development of First-Generation College Graduates with Advanced Degrees

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    Knoester, Matthew; Plikuhn, Mari

    2016-01-01

    Studies suggest that individuals with a parent who attended college or a university are more likely to attend themselves. Scholars have also argued that academic success at the highest levels requires the acquisition of a large vocabulary and fluency in multiple discourses, and that forming habits of reading various kinds of texts outside of…

  12. Undocumented and Unafraid: Understanding the Disclosure Management Process for Undocumented College Students and Graduates

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    Muñoz, Susana M.

    2016-01-01

    Previous qualitative studies on undocumented college students have primarily focused on their lived experiences; however, little research has been done to consider the disclosure process or identity management for undocumented students, particularly students who self-identify as "undocumented and unafraid." Using research on legal…

  13. Survey of Spring 1982 Graduating Seniors in the College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

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    Thomson, Gregg E.

    Opinions and experiences of college seniors majoring in engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, were studied in spring 1982. Specific attention was focused on the unequal distribution of interest in the various engineering programs. Data were analyzed by program, year of entry, and commitment to engineering in general and/or one's…

  14. Heterogeneous Paths through College: Detailed Patterns and Relationships with Graduation and Earnings. Working Paper 83

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    Andrews, Rodney J.; Li, Jing; Lovenheim, Michael F.

    2012-01-01

    A considerable fraction of college students and bachelor's degree recipients attend multiple postsecondary institutions. Despite this fact, there is scant research that examines the nature of the paths--both the number and types of institutions--that students take to obtain a bachelor's degree or through the higher education system more generally.…

  15. Attitudes of College Graduates, Faculty, and Human Resource Managers Regarding the Importance of Skills Acquired in College and Needed for Job Performance and Career Advancement Potential in the Retail Sector

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    Heimler, Ronald

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to empirically examine college graduate, faculty, and human resource manager descriptions of needed, received, and further training in eight employability dimensions of literacy and numeracy, critical thinking, management, leadership, interpersonal, information technology, systems thinking skills, and work ethic…

  16. Research jobs for recent college graduates: A comparison between traditional lab technician positions and NIH's postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship.

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    Herbert, J Taylor

    2003-01-01

    The features that distinguish the Postbaccalaureate IRTA experience from a normal lab tech job are the enhanced educational opportunities, greater independence, more organized social outlets and networking opportunities, life in the DC Metro area, and the NIH itself. Also, research experience looks great on a CV when applying for research jobs or graduate schools, and the NIH name and Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship are impressive to potential employers and admissions committees. On the other hand, lab tech jobs often require fewer commitments outside of a normal 9-to-5 work day and usually have better pay and benefits than the Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship. In addition, working at a specific university often carries the benefit of being closer to one's family, friends, and/or significant others. Someone who does not like cities can choose to work at a university that has ready access to the beach, mountains, or regions of the country that are more personally appealing than the Washington, DC, area. Lab tech jobs also usually require at least a two year commitment, whereas the Postbac IRTA fellowship is generally a one year commitment (possibly two). Regardless of which option you choose, you should be active in searching for a job that lets you fulfill the goals you set for yourself in the years between graduating and starting graduate or medical school. Whether those goals are to publish, get experience, save money, or just enjoy yourself, with careful questioning and circumspection, you should be able to maximize the possibility that you will meet your goals.

  17. Can I Graduate from College?: The Influence of Ethnic Identity, Ethnicity, Academic Self-Efficacy and Optimism on College Adjustment among Community College Students

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    Patterson, Deanna

    2011-01-01

    Deficits in college success rates have prompted several explanatory theories and identification of factors that can remediate these deficits. In particular, there has been an examination of dispositional factors that dictate college student adjustment and subsequent success in academic settings. The study examined the relationship between…

  18. Jung v. Association Of American Medical Colleges: the lawsuit challenging our system of graduate medical education.

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    Bierig, Jack R

    2004-01-01

    This article examines the antitrust case in which three physicians have challenged the Match Program and various other aspects of the system of graduate medical education in the United States. After describing the parties to the litigation, the author explains the plaintiffs' theories of liability. He suggests how the plaintiffs are likely to claim damages in the multibillion dollar range and speculates about the injunctive relief that the plaintiffs are likely to seek. The author then sets forth some of the principal defenses to the case, as well as the basis for the defendants' position that the plaintiffs have not been injured at all. The author goes on to explore developments that have occurred since the lawsuit was filed on May 7, 2002. These include a motion by the National Residency Matching Program to refer the case to arbitration; motions by certain teaching hospital defendants asserting that they are not subject to suit in the District of Columbia; and motions by the American Medical Association, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and other organization defendants to the effect that the plaintiffs have not alleged conduct by them that violates the antitrust laws. The author then discusses the motion by the plaintiffs to have the case certified as a class action. Finally, he considers legislative initiatives that the litigation has engendered.

  19. 34 CFR 600.55 - Additional criteria for determining whether a foreign graduate medical school is eligible to...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... credentials required of faculty members teaching the same or similar courses at medical schools in the United... Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (including the ECFMG English test) in the...

  20. Research jobs for recent college graduates: A comparison between traditional lab technician positions and NIH’s postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship.

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    Herbert, J. Taylor

    2003-01-01

    The features that distinguish the Postbaccalaureate IRTA experience from a normal lab tech job are the enhanced educational opportunities, greater independence, more organized social outlets and networking opportunities, life in the DC Metro area, and the NIH itself. Also, research experience looks great on a CV when applying for research jobs or graduate schools, and the NIH name and Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship are impressive to potential employers and admissions committees. On the other hand, lab tech jobs often require fewer commitments outside of a normal 9-to-5 work day and usually have better pay and benefits than the Postbaccalaureate IRTA fellowship. In addition, working at a specific university often carries the benefit of being closer to one’s family, friends, and/or significant others. Someone who does not like cities can choose to work at a university that has ready access to the beach, mountains, or regions of the country that are more personally appealing than the Washington, DC, area. Lab tech jobs also usually require at least a two year commitment, whereas the Postbac IRTA fellowship is generally a one year commitment (possibly two). Regardless of which option you choose, you should be active in searching for a job that lets you fulfill the goals you set for yourself in the years between graduating and starting graduate or medical school. Whether those goals are to publish, get experience, save money, or just enjoy yourself, with careful questioning and circumspection, you should be able to maximize the possibility that you will meet your goals. PMID:23741203

  1. Teaching, leadership, scholarly productivity, and level of activity in the chiropractic profession: a study of graduates of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic radiology residency program

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    Young, Kenneth J.; Siordia, Lawrence

    2012-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to track the graduates of the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC) radiology residency program, review their scholarly productivity, and report those involved in teaching and leadership positions. Methods Former LACC residents’ career information was identified through publicly available electronic documents including Web sites and social media. PubMed and the Index to Chiropractic Literature databases were searched for chiropractic graduate job surveys, and proportional comparisons were made between the career paths of LACC radiology residency graduates and those of non–residency-trained chiropractors. Results Of 47 former LACC residents, 28 (60%) have or previously had careers in tertiary (chiropractic) education; and 12 (26%) have attained a department chair position or higher at tertiary teaching institutions. Twenty-two (47%) have or previously had private radiology practices, whereas 11 (23%) have or previously had clinical chiropractic practices. Often, residency graduates hold or have held 2 of these positions at once; and one, all 3. Chapters or books were authored by 13 (28%). Conclusion Radiology residency LACC graduates are professionally active, particularly in education, and demonstrate scholarly productivity. PMID:23966885

  2. Factors That Predict Time to In-Field Employment of Associate Degree Graduates: A Study of One College in the Technical College System of Georgia

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    Futch, Karon Wilkerson

    2014-01-01

    This regression study examined the set of graduate characteristics (age, gender, ethnicity), as well as Grade Point Average Motivation, and environmental factors (program of study, use of career services, internship completion, Grade Point Average) that predicted time to in-field employment among associate degree graduates. Graduates ranging from…

  3. The impact of a College of Nursing Retention Program on the graduation rates of nursing students.

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    Tatem, E; Payne, J L

    2000-01-01

    This study was designed to measure the impact of a College of Nursing's (CON) Retention Program on students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree nursing program. Within the last ten years, undergraduate nurses increasingly have utilized the CON retention program. These students traditionally face a number of barriers to their academic endeavors. This study was designed to assess the effect of the CON program on the barriers to academic success of students who entered the CON in the Fall classes of 1991, 1992 and 1993. The sample size was 320 students. The control group consisted of 137 students who received no intervention and the experimental group was comprised of 183 students who attended intervention sessions with the Retention Coordinator in the CON. It was hypothesized that the most successful students during this period (1991-1993) were the most frequent attendees of the CON retention program intervention sessions. The alternative hypothesis was that those persons who did not attend the sessions, but were still highly persistent and successful, were enrollees who had entered with high entrance credentials as demonstrated by the transfer grade point averages (GPA). The results of this study indicated the need, use and value of this systematic approach to retention.

  4. Graduation Hazards and Surviving College: A Descriptive Study of the Longitudinal Nature of Low-Income, First Generation, and Minority Student Enrollment and Graduation

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    Novak, Heather

    2012-01-01

    There are ambitious institutional and national goals that aspire to improve the six year graduation rate for undergraduate students. An important element of increasing the overall rate lies in decreasing the educational attainment gaps for low-income, first generation, and other historically underserved students. Comprehensive theoretical…

  5. Specialization training in Malawi: a qualitative study on the perspectives of medical students graduating from the University of Malawi College of Medicine

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    2014-01-01

    Background There is a critical shortage of healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa, and Malawi has one of the lowest physician densities in the region. One of the reasons for this shortage is inadequate retention of medical school graduates, partly due to the desire for specialization training. The University of Malawi College of Medicine has developed specialty training programs, but medical school graduates continue to report a desire to leave the country for specialization training. To understand this desire, we studied medical students’ perspectives on specialization training in Malawi. Methods We conducted semi-structured interviews of medical students in the final year of their degree program. We developed an interview guide through an iterative process, and recorded and transcribed all interviews for analysis. Two independent coders coded the manuscripts and assessed inter-coder reliability, and the authors used an “editing approach” to qualitative analysis to identify and categorize themes relating to the research aim. The University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board and the University of Malawi College of Medicine Research and Ethics Committee approved this study and authors obtained written informed consent from all participants. Results We interviewed 21 medical students. All students reported a desire for specialization training, with 12 (57%) students interested in specialties not currently offered in Malawi. Students discussed reasons for pursuing specialization training, impressions of specialization training in Malawi, reasons for staying or leaving Malawi to pursue specialization training and recommendations to improve training. Conclusions Graduating medical students in Malawi have mixed views of specialization training in their own country and still desire to leave Malawi to pursue further training. Training institutions in sub-Saharan Africa need to understand the needs of the country’s healthcare workforce and the needs of their

  6. The Endicott Report. Trends in the Employment of College and University Graduates in Business and Industry, 1980. Thirty-Fourth Annual Report. A Survey of 170 Well-known Business and Industrial Concerns.

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    Endicott, Frank S.

    The 34th annual survey of policy and practice in the employment of college and university graduates in business and industry reports responses received from 170 companies. Surveys were returned during October and November 1979. The major purpose of the report is to supply information of interest to colleges and universities as well as employers.…

  7. [Profile of the demand for stricto sensu graduate programs offered by the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing].

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    Almeida, Maria Cecília Puntel de; Robazzi, Maria Lúcia do Carmo Cruz; Scochi, Carmen Gracinda Silvan; Bueno, Sonia Maria Villela; Cassiani, Silvia Helena de Bortolli; Saeki, Toyoko; Ferriani, Maria das Graças Carvalho; Santana, Mary Elizabeth de

    2004-01-01

    This study aimed at describing and analyzing the profile of the demand for stricto sensu graduate programs--master and doctoral degree offered by the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing from 1975 to 2002. Data were collected through the records of the students enrolled in the programs. The sample consisted of 979 students: 210 from the Psychiatric Nursing Program, 375 from the Fundamental Nursing Program, 203 from the Public Health Program and 189 from the Interunit Doctoral Program. The majority were women, married, with an average age of 32 years (master) and 38 years (doctoral). 93% were nurses. 60% came from universities and 25.6% from health services. 11.3% were not working, besides the ones that recently graduated. 71.2% were from the South East of Brazil, 9.8% from the South, 6.9% from the Central-Western region, 6.8% from the North East and 18% from the North. The foreign students correspond to 3.4%. Findings reinforce the graduate policies adopted by the college with respect to expected student profile.

  8. Standing, Being and Positioning: A Qualitative Study of the Academic, Social and Cultural Experiences of Graduates of a College Preparation Program during Their First Year of College

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    Young, Lydia Rose Lea

    2011-01-01

    Evidence suggests that college preparation programs successfully support students through college preparation and application process. However, most research into college preparation programs does not attend to students' collegiate experiences once they leave college preparation programs. This dissertation explored the long-term influence of Small…

  9. The Impact of College Racial Composition on African American Students' Academic and Social Gains: Additional Evidence.

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    Flowers, Lamont A.

    2002-01-01

    The College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CSEA) was used to estimate the impact of attending a historically Black college or university on social and academic outcomes in college. Findings extend previous research by suggesting attendance at a historically Black college significantly enhances academic and social growth of students. (Author)

  10. Beyond Student Right-to-Know Data: Factors That Can Explain Community College Graduation Rates. CCRC Brief Number 29

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    Bailey, Thomas; Calcagno, Juan Carlos; Jenkins, Davis; Leinbach, Timothy; Kienzl, Gregory

    2005-01-01

    Policymakers, educators, and researchers recognize the importance of community colleges as open door institutions that provide a wide range of students with access to college. At the same time, competing demands for the state funds that would support community colleges have resulted in reduced public allocations and higher student tuition fees.…

  11. NSF graduate awards

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    Richman, Barbara T.

    Of the 450 college students offered fellowships by the National Science Foundation (NSF) this year for graduate study in 1983-1984 in the natural and social sciences, mathematics, and engineering, 40 plan to pursue graduate studies in earth, ocean, or space sciences. None of the 50 science students awarded NSF minority graduate fellowship awards plans to study in the geophysics-related sciences.Each fellowship, awarded for 3 years of graduate study, provides a stipend of $6,900 per year for full-time graduate study. An annual cost-of-education allowance of $4,000 is provided by NSF in lieu of all tuition and fees to the institution selected by each fellow for graduate study. The fellowships may be used over 5 years to permit students to incorporate teaching or research assistantships into their education during periods in which they are not receiving their fellowship stipends.

  12. Additives

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    Smalheer, C. V.

    1973-01-01

    The chemistry of lubricant additives is discussed to show what the additives are chemically and what functions they perform in the lubrication of various kinds of equipment. Current theories regarding the mode of action of lubricant additives are presented. The additive groups discussed include the following: (1) detergents and dispersants, (2) corrosion inhibitors, (3) antioxidants, (4) viscosity index improvers, (5) pour point depressants, and (6) antifouling agents.

  13. Summer Nudging: Can Personalized Text Messages and Peer Mentor Outreach Increase College Going among Low-Income High School Graduates?

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    Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C.

    2016-01-01

    A report released in April 2013 by Benjamin L Castleman of Harvard University and Lindsay C. Page of the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University examines the implications of two forms of interventions during the summer between high school and the first year of college on college enrollment. "Summer Nudging: Can Personalized…

  14. HBCU Graduates: Employment Earnings and Success after College. New Agenda Series[TM], Volume 2, Number 4.

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    Redd, Kenneth E.

    Recent reports on the college enrollment and degree completion experience of African American students have largely ignored the contributions of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), which, in 1997, produced 28% of the bachelor's degrees conferred on black students. This study used data from the second follow-up of the 1993…

  15. 2010 Community College Futures Assembly Focus: Effective Leadership-Addressing the Graduation Challenge in the 21st Century

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    Campbell, Dale F.; Yu, Hongwei

    2010-01-01

    The Community College Futures Assembly has served as a national independent policy think tank since 1995. Its purpose is to articulate the critical issues facing American community colleges and recognize innovative programs. Convening annually in January in Orlando, Florida, the Assembly provides an interactive learning environment where tough…

  16. California's Impending College Graduate Crisis and What Needs to Be Done about It. Policy Brief 10-2

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    Carnoy, Martin

    2010-01-01

    In 2005-06 almost half of the pupils in California's public schools were Latinos, but Latinos only received about 15 percent of the BA degrees awarded by public and private colleges in the state. Texas has a comparable Latino population, but does significantly better than California in getting Latino students through college. The implication of…

  17. Building a Better Student Developing Critical Thinking and Writing in the Community College from Freshman Semester to Graduation

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    Varelas, Antonios; Wolfe, Kate S.; Ialongo, Ernest

    2015-01-01

    Students often enter community college with little proficiency in writing. The authors of this paper share a series of writing assignments designed to help students develop writing and critical thinking abilities throughout their community college experience. The first is a series of relatively low-stakes exercises aimed at helping beginning…

  18. Top Gap Closers: Some Public Four-Year Colleges and Universities Have Made Good Progress in Closing Graduation-Rate Gaps. College Results Online

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    Engle, Jennifer; Theokas, Christina

    2010-01-01

    Nearly all high school seniors today aspire to pursue higher education because they know that a college degree offers them the best opportunity to realize the American Dream. Indeed, college-going rates are up considerably for all students over the last 30 years. At the same time, however, racial gaps in degree attainment actually have grown, even…

  19. The Forgotten Summer: Does the Offer of College Counseling after High School Mitigate Summer Melt among College-Intending, Low-Income High School Graduates?

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    Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C.; Schooley, Korynn

    2014-01-01

    Despite decades of policy intervention to increase college entry and success among low-income students, considerable gaps by socioeconomic status remain. To date, policymakers have overlooked the summer after high school as an important time period in students' transition to college, yet recent research documents high rates of summer attrition…

  20. A Survey of the Perceptions of College Women Physical Educators Concerning Changes in Departmental Structure, Job Satisfaction and Graduate Work.

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    Oyster, Nancy

    This study reflects the feelings and impressions of women physical education teachers in 1975 at a time when many departments were in the process of merging. At that time few of the women held major administrative positions. Most women taught, published, and foresaw future graduate work in the areas of teacher preparation and curriculum. Only…

  1. Socioeconomic Characteristics and Motivations for Entering a Medical College--Differences between Graduate and Undergraduate Saudi Medical Students

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    AL-Jahdali, Hamdan; Alqarni, Turki; AL-Jahdali, Sarah; Baharoon, Salim A.; AL-Harbi, Abdullah S.; Binsalih, Salih A.; Alshimemeri, Abdulah; Al Sayyari, Abdullah A.

    2014-01-01

    Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate the reasons for and the factors associated with deciding to enter a medical school in our graduate and undergraduate medical students and whether differ between the two groups. Method: This is a cross-sectional study. The survey we developed to investigate demographic and socioeconomic data and…

  2. Community Schools--Results that Turn around Failing Schools: Test Scores, Attendance, Graduation and College-Going Rates

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    Coalition for Community Schools, 2010

    2010-01-01

    Great strides have been made by community school initiatives across the nation in their efforts to impact student achievement, attendance, student engagement, graduation rates, parent involvement and more. Data on community schools is growing and the authors encourage readers to review research reports and syntheses on results. The results…

  3. The Effectiveness of Traditional Admissions Criteria in Predicting College and Graduate Success for American and International Students

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    Fu, Yanfei

    2012-01-01

    This study examines the effectiveness of traditional admissions criteria, including prior GPA, SAT, GRE, and TOEFL in predicting undergraduate and graduate academic success for American and international students at a large public university in the southwestern United States. Included are the admissions and enrollment data for 25,017 undergraduate…

  4. Factors Influencing Career Choice of African American and Hispanic Graduates of a Land-Grant College of Agriculture.

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    Jones, Wash A.; Larke, Alvin, Jr.

    2001-01-01

    Responses from 139 Hispanic and African American agriculture graduates indicated that the probability of their choice of agriculture careers was not affected by when they took their first agriculture course. Significant others, fathers in agriculture-related occupations, and job opportunities were influential in the agriculture career choice.…

  5. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992-2022. Nevada

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The 7th edition of this publication provides updated projections of high school graduates for each year and each state (plus the District of Columbia) through 2022. The profile breaks down the projections by major racial and ethnic groups: (1) American Indian/Alaska Native; (2) Asian/Pacific Islander; (3) Black, non-Hispanic; (4) Hispanic; and (5)…

  6. Liberal Arts Colleges and Good Practices in Undergraduate Education: Additional Evidence

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    Seifert, Tricia A.; Pascarella, Ernest T.; Goodman, Kathleen M.; Salisbury, Mark H.; Blaich, Charles F.

    2010-01-01

    Liberal arts colleges have prided themselves on providing students with a quality undergraduate education among a scholarly community who are interested in their holistic development. Past research has found students who attended liberal arts colleges more frequently experienced Chickering and Gamson's (1987, 1991) good practices in undergraduate…

  7. Considerations of Additional Stressors and Developmental Issues for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender College Students

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    Zubernis, Lynn; Snyder, Matthew

    2007-01-01

    At some point every college freshman asks "Am I okay?" or "Am I normal?" Helping students answer this question is a familiar part of college counseling. However, this task becomes more complicated when students who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender (GLBT), or questioning their sexuality seek counseling. The universal issues which all college…

  8. Financing U.S. Graduate Medical Education: A Policy Position Paper of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians.

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    Butkus, Renee; Lane, Susan; Steinmann, Alwin F; Caverzagie, Kelly J; Tape, Thomas G; Hingle, Susan T; Moyer, Darilyn V

    2016-07-19

    In this position paper, the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians examine the state of graduate medical education (GME) financing in the United States and recent proposals to reform GME funding. They make a series of recommendations to reform the current funding system to better align GME with the needs of the nation's health care workforce. These recommendations include using Medicare GME funds to meet policy goals and to ensure an adequate supply of physicians, a proper specialty mix, and appropriate training sites; spreading the costs of financing GME across the health care system; evaluating the true cost of training a resident and establishing a single per-resident amount; increasing transparency and innovation; and ensuring that primary care residents receive training in well-functioning ambulatory settings that are financially supported for their training roles.

  9. Writing Approaches of Graduate Students

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    Lavelle, Ellen; Bushrow, Kathy

    2007-01-01

    The writing approach framework provides a comprehensive perspective on college-level academic writing based on the relationship of writers' beliefs and strategies to the quality of written outcomes. However, despite increased demands for more and better writing at the graduate level, little is known about graduate-level writing processes or about…

  10. Nursing Alumni Surveys: 2002 Graduates.

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    College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita, CA.

    This document reports on outcomes of the College of the Canyons, California, 2002 survey of nursing alumni. Surveys of RN, LVN, and LVN-RN graduates and their employers aimed to assess graduates' satisfaction with the preparation and training they received. Surveys also collected information intended to assess the current position in which the…

  11. Historical Perspective and Current Status of the Physical Education Graduation Requirement at American 4-Year Colleges and Universities

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    Cardinal, Bradley J.; Sorensen, Spencer D.; Cardinal, Marita K.

    2012-01-01

    This study gives an overview of the history of required physical education in America's 4-year colleges and universities and provides an update on the requirement status. After randomly identifying 354 institutions, we searched their respective websites to determine whether physical education was a requirement to earn a baccalaureate degree. The…

  12. Losing Ohio's Future: Why College Graduates Flee the Buckeye State and What Might Be Done about It

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    Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2009

    2009-01-01

    The Thomas B. Fordham Institute became interested in Ohio's human-talent issues via its work to improve public education. Fordham wanted answers to two related questions: what would it take to excite, attract, and retain more top college students to work in Ohio, and what else would it take to draw them into the field of education? To seek…

  13. A Study of Entry-Level Employment Technological Competencies for the Junior College Graduates Majoring in Electronic Engineering.

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    Chen, Woei-Kae; Chang, Liang-Te

    A study examined the technological competencies of the electronic engineering departments of junior colleges in Taiwan. It used a combination of two methods--a revised DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process and a revised V-TECS (Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States) process--to analyze the duty/task profile and task/element list of…

  14. A Trend Analysis of Manufacturing-Related Program Graduates of Community and Technical Colleges: Great Lakes and Plains Regions

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    Eighmy, Myron A.

    2009-01-01

    Manufacturers in the United States are struggling to recruit and hire high-skilled workers needed to maintain productivity and to compete globally. While the total number employed in the manufacturing sector is shrinking, the demand for high-skilled workers has increased. Community and technical colleges have traditionally been an important source…

  15. Using Immersive Healthcare Simulation for Physiology Education: Initial Experience in High School, College, and Graduate School Curricula

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    Oriol, Nancy E.; Hayden, Emily M.; Joyal-Mowschenson, Julie; Muret-Wagstaff, Sharon; Faux, Russell; Gordon, James A.

    2011-01-01

    In the natural world, learning emerges from the joy of play, experimentation, and inquiry as part of everyday life. However, this kind of informal learning is often difficult to integrate within structured educational curricula. This report describes an educational program that embeds naturalistic learning into formal high school, college, and…

  16. Ready for Tomorrow: Six Proven Ideas to Graduate and Prepare More Students for College and 21st-Century Careers

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    Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009

    2009-01-01

    High schools that enable educators to nurture the distinctive interests and talents of all groups of students can help more students stay in school and find the motivation to prepare for college and careers. By implementing six clear-cut ideas, or conditions, that evidence shows can lead more students to success, schools and communities can…

  17. Journal Use by Graduate Students as Indicated by Master's Theses Bibliographies at an Urban Commuter College, 1991-2004

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    Sexton, Ellen

    2006-01-01

    Citation analyses were carried out on master's theses in three disciplines: forensic psychology, forensic science, and criminal justice, completed and deposited in the John Jay College Library from 1991 to 2004. The aim was to determine the effect of availability of electronic journals on students' choice of references. The number of journal…

  18. Sharing Our Teachers: The Required Graduate Class at the American Museum of Natural History for Lehman College (CUNY)

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    Aquino, Adriana E.; Kelly, Angela M.; Bayne, Gillian U.

    2010-01-01

    This reflective study explores the history and outcomes of a teacher education collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and Lehman College of The City University of New York (CUNY), in the Bronx, NY, USA. AMNH developed and teaches a Lehman course, Museum Resources for Teaching Science, for Master's degree candidates in…

  19. Serving Their Share: Some Colleges Could Be Doing a Much Better Job Enrolling and Graduating Low-Income Students

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    Campbell, Colleen; Voight, Mamie

    2015-01-01

    The report outlines ways colleges and universities can improve access and attainment for underserved students, particularly Pell Grant recipients, who come from low-income backgrounds. "Serving Their Share" lists 10 prominent public institutions who are failing to enroll as many low-income, high-achieving students as they could, based on…

  20. Degrees of Freedom: Diversifying Math Requirements for College Readiness and Graduation (Report 1 of a 3-Part Series)

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    Burdman, Pamela

    2015-01-01

    Since the mid-20th century, the standard U.S. high school and college math curriculum has been based on two years of algebra and a year of geometry, preparing students to take classes in pre-calculus followed by calculus. Students' math pursuits have been differentiated primarily by how far or how rapidly they proceed along a clearly defined…

  1. Impacts of Good Practices on Cognitive Development, Learning Orientations, and Graduate Degree Plans during the First Year of College

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    Cruce, Ty M.; Wolniak, Gregory C.; Seifert, Tricia A.; Pascarella, Ernest T.

    2006-01-01

    This study estimated separately the unique effects of three dimensions of good practice and the global effects of a composite measure of good practices on the cognitive development, orientations to learning, and educational aspirations of students during their first year of college. Analyses of longitudinal data from a representative sample of…

  2. Being Smart Is Not Enough--Easing the Way on the Long Hard Journey from Urban Poverty to College Graduation

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    Hare, Mark

    2013-01-01

    The RocCity Scholars Program was developed to establish the efficacy of replicating the Rosen Scholars Program (ERIC #ED451789). Both programs were offered in inner-city environments, (New York City and Rochester) and both targeted the same under-served populations: college-bound academic achievers who were culturally, socially and financially…

  3. Occupations of Indonesian Graduates.

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    Palmier, Leslie

    1982-01-01

    Analysis of 1978 occupational patterns of college graduates in Indonesia considers occupation type, government employment, pay level, degree, discipline, relevance of education to employment, and concentration of academic majors in certain occupations. No occupation was the preserve of any one subject. (MSE)

  4. Persistence to Graduate Education.

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    Ethington, Corinna A.; Smart, John C.

    1986-01-01

    A study is reported of the relationship of family education and income, high school grades, academic and social self-confidence, undergraduate institutional selectivity and size, academic and social integration, overall college satisfaction, bachelor's degree attainment, and financial aid on students' persistence to graduate school. (MSE)

  5. Native American College Student Persistence

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    Mosholder, Richard; Goslin, Christopher

    2013-01-01

    Native American students are the most likely racial/ethnic group tracked in post-secondary American education to be affected by poverty and limited access to educational opportunities. In addition, they are the most likely to be required to take remedial course work and are the least likely to graduate from college. A review of the literature was…

  6. High School Predictors of College Readiness: Determinants of High School Graduates' Enrollment and Successful Completion of First-Year Mathematics and English College Courses in Virginia

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    Jonas, Deborah; Dougherty, Chrys; Herrera, Angelica Ware; LaTurner, Jason; Garland, Marshall; Ware, Anne

    2012-01-01

    In 2007, the Virginia Board of Education directed the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) to study academic indicators that are associated with high school students' successful preparation for college and careers. VDOE then embarked on a multi-year effort to identify available data sources and conduct research on high school indicators that…

  7. Enrollment of Blacks in College: Is the Supply of Black High School Graduates Adequate? Is the Demand for College by Blacks Weakening? Research and Development Update.

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    Arbeiter, Solomon

    Factors that have affected the decline in black college enrollments in the 1980s are explored. Demographics of the teenage cohort during 1973-1983 are reviewed, and attributes of blacks and whites are compared to determine any significant changes among or between the black and white teenage populations that would account for the decline in black…

  8. Measuring Up: Benchmarking Graduate Retention. IES Report.

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    Tyers, C.; Perryman, S.; Barber, L.

    Retention of college graduates by employers across the United Kingdom was examined. Data were collected through a survey of 362 organizations and interviews with 36 employers and their graduate employees. Most employers were unworried by their levels of graduate retention; two-thirds expected to keep new recruits for the foreseeable future. Rates…

  9. WCTC Graduate Follow-Up Report, 2002.

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    Waukesha County Technical Coll., Pewaukee, WI.

    This paper reports on a survey of 2001-02 graduates of Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), Wisconsin. The report indicates 1,257 students were awarded Associate's Degrees, technical diplomas, and apprenticeship certificates by WCTC in 2001-02. Of those graduates, 702 (56%) responded to the Graduate Follow-up Survey. Also, 84% of all…

  10. Interaction and Survival Analysis of Graduation Data

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    Chimka, Justin R.; Lowe, Lauren Holloway

    2008-01-01

    This is the second in a series of articles describing ongoing research that involves studying engineering college student graduation using Cox proportional hazards models. The first article, called "Proportional hazards models of graduation," was based on main effects models of graduation controlling for descriptors such as in-state residence,…

  11. Career Placement and Graduate Transfer Report, 1994.

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    Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.

    This report provides data on the career and transfer outcomes of 1994 graduates from the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). A brief foreword indicates that surveys were distributed to 1,700 graduates from 1994, with 81% (n=1,380) responding. Next, data on graduate outcomes are presented for the following 36 programs: business…

  12. Career Placement and Graduate Transfer Report, 1996.

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    Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.

    This report provides data on the career and transfer outcomes of 1996 graduates from the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). A brief foreword indicates that surveys were distributed to 1,669 graduates from 1996, with 82.7% (n=1,381) responding. Next, data on graduate outcomes are presented for the following 27 programs: business…

  13. Career Placement and Graduate Transfer Report, 1997.

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    Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.

    This report provides data on career and transfer outcomes of 1997 graduates from the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI). A brief preface explains that surveys were distributed to 1,551 graduates from 1997, with a total response rate of 84.8 percent (n=1,315). Results from the survey indicate that, with small exception, 1997 graduates are…

  14. Reacting to the American Graduation Initiative

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    Community College Journal, 2009

    2009-01-01

    As part of his quest to help the United States reclaim its status as the world's top producer of college graduates by 2020, on July 14 President Obama introduced the aptly named American Graduation Initiative (AGI). The sweeping proposal would, if approved by Congress, pump an unprecedented $12 billion into the nation's community colleges to help…

  15. Meandering toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates

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    Bromberg, Marni; Theokas, Christina

    2016-01-01

    Graduation rates have reached an all-time high and postsecondary enrollment rates are steadily rising in this country. However, thousands of those new college students are testing into remedial reading, writing, or math courses because they don't have the foundation to perform at the levels demanded in college classes. Employers, too, report that…

  16. The Fiscal Impacts of College Attainment

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    Trostel, Philip A.

    2010-01-01

    This study quantifies one part of the return to U.S. public investment in college education, namely, the fiscal benefits associated with greater college attainment. College graduates pay much more taxes than those not going to college. Government expenditures are also much less for college graduates than for those without a college education.…

  17. Destination of Dade County Public High School Graduates. Information Capsule.

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    Morris, Cathy

    This study, which uses data from the Florida Department of Education Readiness for College reports, tracks Dade County Public High School (DCPS) graduates' entries into Florida colleges during the year following their graduation. During the 1996-1997 year, 43% (5,773 graduates) did not enter public secondary education in Florida. Of the 7,805…

  18. Five Years after Graduation: A Follow-Up Study of 1988-89 Graduates/Certificate Holders.

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    Adams, Judith

    As part of a program of graduate follow-up studies, Macomb Community College (MCC), in Michigan, regularly conducts surveys of graduates or certificate earners 1, 3, and 5 years after their departure from the college. In September 1993, surveys were sent to 2,633 alumni from the class of 1988-89 requesting information on graduate characteristics,…

  19. Historical perspective and current status of the physical education graduation requirement at American 4-year colleges and universities.

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    Cardinal, Bradley J; Sorensen, Spencer D; Cardinal, Marita K

    2012-12-01

    This study gives an overview of the history of required physical education in America's 4 year colleges and universities and provides an update on the requirement status. After randomly identifying 354 institutions, we searched their respective websites to determine whether physical education was a requirement to earn a baccalaureate degree. The major finding was that the physical education requirement declined from an all-time high of 97% in the 1920s and 1930s to an all-time low of 39.55% in 2010. Given society's ongoing health challenges and the important role of physical activity in maintaining health, this seems counterintuitive. It is also inconsistent with the National Physical Activity Plan (2010).

  20. STEm Minority Graduate Program

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    Nicholas, Kaen E

    2012-09-20

    assisted college graduates in their quest to attain advanced degrees in STEM by providing fellowships. The EAA continued this effort by recruiting and providing fellowships to students who aspired to continue their education at the graduate level. The fellowships provided funding for tuition, fees, books, technology, and stipends to assist with room, board, and living expenses during the academic year and salary, transportation, and living expenses to those students who secured internships with the Department of Energy. Additionally the EAA designed and implemented needed support systems to ensure successful completion of the Masters degree programs, including but not limited to membership in professional associations, attendance at industry and academic conferences, and professional development workshops, and tutorial assistance if needed. This program assisted over 80 students directly and society-at-large by helping to educate and develop future physicists, engineers, biostatisticians, and researchers who will have the necessary skillsets to fill the increasing numbers of positions that require such expertise.

  1. The College Advantage: Weathering the Economic Storm

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    Carnevale, Anthony P.; Jayasundera, Tamara; Cheah, Ban

    2012-01-01

    The rising cost of college education and high unemployment levels among recent college graduates are raising the question "Is college worth its cost?" in the minds of many Americans. A recent study published by the Associated Press found that one out of every two recent college graduates is jobless or underemployed, suggesting maybe college isn't…

  2. Graduate Follow-Up Survey Report, October 1985. Research Report 4.

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    Montemayor, J. Joaquin; And Others

    A survey was conducted of students who graduated from Glendale (Arizona) Community College (GCC) during the 1984-85 school year to determine graduates' transfer and employment experiences and perceptions of the college. Study findings, based on responses from 444 graduates, included the following: (1) overall, graduates gave the highest ratings to…

  3. Graduate Follow-Up Survey Report, Spring 1986. Research Report 2.

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    Montemayor, J. Joaquin; And Others

    In September 1986, a graduate follow-up survey was conducted at Mesa (Arizona) Community College (MCC) to determine graduates' perceptions of the college, and transfer and employment experiences. Study findings, based on responses from 336 graduates, included the following: (1) graduates gave the highest ratings to quality of instruction, class…

  4. Challenges Facing Asian International Graduate Students in the US: Pedagogical Considerations in Higher Education

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    Lin, Shu-Yuan; Scherz, Susan Day

    2014-01-01

    Non-Native English Speaking (NNES) international students attending colleges and universities in the United States often encounter difficulties in adjusting to their new cultural environment. In addition, they often struggle with academic language while learning the content and conceptual structures of various graduate level disciplines. This…

  5. Career Graduates: A Profile of Job Experience and Further Study of Students with AAS Degrees.

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    Davison, Mildred

    To gather information that would aid in planning the development of career curriculums and to stimulate additional research, a study of occupational and vocational experiences of community college graduates was conducted. A completed questionnaire was obtained from 432 (47 percent) of the 925 students identified with this study. Some conclusions…

  6. Graduate School and Fellowship Discussion

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    Farrar, Charles Reed

    2016-07-25

    This was a presentation presented for the Los Alamos Dynamics Summer School. This is a set of slides about how to prepare for college, specifically graduate school. It gives instructions for succeeding and getting into a good school with financial aid through assistantships and scholarships, specifically applying to engineering backgrounds. Also, there are tips given for applying for fellowships and concludes with some general recommendations for graduate school.

  7. Graduate education

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    Bugliarello, G.

    1995-12-31

    The author presents the crisis in graduate education with the universities producing more Ph.D.s than academic employers. Trends in the growth of graduate degrees for scientific, medical and engineering students and how the system is coping are examined. Several models are considered for dealing with the problems.

  8. Effect of the Transcendental Meditation Program on Graduation, College Acceptance and Dropout Rates for Students Attending an Urban Public High School

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    Colbert, Robert D.

    2013-01-01

    High school graduation rates nationally have declined in recent years, despite public and private efforts. The purpose of the current study was to determine whether practice of the Quiet Time/Transcendental Meditation® program at a medium-size urban school results in higher school graduation rates compared to students who do not receive training…

  9. Graduate Opportunities for Black Students.

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    Paynter, Julie, Ed.

    This document catalogues graduate opportunities specifically for black students in 1969-70 at 42 universities, 96 additional graduate departments (social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, and humanities), and 111 additional professional schools (particularly social work, education, law, medicine, theology, business, and library science).…

  10. Defining the Graduation Thesis & Identifying Student Needs.

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    Hamatani, Eloise Pearson

    In Japanese colleges and universities, native speaker teachers in English departments are sometimes called on to teach courses that furnish English majors with the necessary tools to write their graduation theses in English. This study was undertaken at one university to determine what constitutes a graduation thesis, what aspects of the thesis…

  11. Graduate Student Project: Employer Operations Management Analysis

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    Fish, Lynn A.

    2008-01-01

    Part-time graduate students at an Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-accredited college complete a unique project by applying operations management concepts to their current employer. More than 92% of 368 graduates indicated that this experiential project was a positive learning experience, and results show a positive impact on…

  12. Graduate Survey, 1993 Report #94-1.

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    Gateway Community-Technical Coll., New Haven, CT.

    Each December, Gateway Community-Technical College (GCTC), in Connecticut, surveys graduates from the previous spring to determine their educational outcomes, employment status, and perceptions of GCTC's programs and services. In 1993, 457 degrees and certificates were awarded. Of these graduates, 255 responded to the survey, creating a sample…

  13. Follow-Up of 1977 Occupational Graduates.

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    Baratta, Mary Kathryne

    As part of a series of annual studies, this survey determined the characteristics and opinions of Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) occupational graduates for 1976-77. Graduates of business (51 of 81 contacted), health service (72 of 151), public service (60 of 99), and technology (28 of 35) programs responded to a questionnaire that…

  14. Career and Program Specialties of Communication Graduates.

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    Magnasco, John; Young, Ray

    1991-01-01

    Probes the reasons college graduates in communication subfields select their first positions. Finds that (1) television/radio specialists had the highest (and speech specialists the lowest) likelihood of getting a position in their field; and (2) graduates ranked "professional growth and development" as the most important selection reason. (SR)

  15. High School Graduate Enrollment Trends. Focus Study.

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    Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.

    A study conducted at Mount San Antonio College (MSAC), California, to determine trends in the number of high school graduates in the MSAC district; the percentage of high school graduates attending MSAC; retention in district high schools between the ninth and twelfth grade; high school performance on California Assessment Program (CAP) Tests;…

  16. Graduation Rates: The Stakes for Boards

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    Marchese, Theodore J.

    2009-01-01

    Boards typically consider various financial indicators to gauge the health of their institutions, such as meeting enrollment goals. But there's one indicator--seldom bragged about--that trustees should pay closer attention to: graduation rates. Growing public attention to the need for more college graduates will increase pressure on campuses to…

  17. The Philosophy and Future of Graduate Education.

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    Frankena, William K., Ed.

    Focusing on critical issues facing graduate education, these papers presented at a conference sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) examine areas such as declining enrollments, job shortage among college teachers, and the role of graduate schools in relation to the various intellectual disciplines. The overview paper,…

  18. College Graduate Retention: An Initiative Planning Document for Medina, Portage, Summit, Stark and Wayne Counties. Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio Department of Development Graduate Retention Initiative

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    Stark Education Partnership, 2011

    2011-01-01

    This document represents the findings of the Greater Akron and Canton Regional Chambers of Commerce under an Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and Ohio Department of Development Graduate Retention Initiative (GRI) Planning Grant. The document also includes a proposal for the implementation phase of the initiative with a geographic scope…

  19. How Do College Students Estimate Their Drinking? Comparing Consumption Patterns among Quantity-Frequency, Graduated Frequency, and Timeline Follow-Back Methods

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    Fishburne, John W.; Brown, Janice M.

    2006-01-01

    This exploratory study was designed to compare several commonly used measures of alcohol use among college students in order to appreciate how estimations of college drinking may be affected by the type of assessment tool used. Consumption patterns of 42 college student drinkers were compared using a quantity-frequency measure, a graduated…

  20. The Not-So-Lazy Days of Summer: Experimental Interventions to Increase College Entry among Low-Income High School Graduates

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    Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C.

    2013-01-01

    Despite decades of policy intervention to increase college entry among low-income students, substantial inequalities in college going by family income remain. Policy makers have largely overlooked the summer after high school as an important time period in students' transition to college. During the post-high school summer, however, students must…

  1. Proportional Hazards Models of Graduation

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    Chimka, Justin R.; Reed-Rhoads, Teri; Barker, Kash

    2008-01-01

    Survival analysis is a statistical tool used to describe the duration between events. Many processes in medical research, engineering, and economics can be described using survival analysis techniques. This research involves studying engineering college student graduation using Cox proportional hazards models. Among male students with American…

  2. Working Effectively with Graduate Assistants.

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    Nyquist, Jody D.; Wulff, Donald H.

    This guide addresses the supervisory challenges of college faculty in preparing graduate assistants to become better teachers and researchers. The guide's purpose is to provide faculty members with an understanding of how to think and plan as a supervisor and how to prepare and nurture the next generation of university teachers, scholars, and…

  3. Information for Graduate Research Fellows.

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    National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.

    This booklet, intended for recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowships, provides specific information in 14 sections covering: (1) the awarding agency and conditions; (2) communication with NSF; (3) the coordinating official at the college or university; (4) procedure for changing address or name; (5) the fellowship period…

  4. Employer Survey Results for the PVCC Graduating Class of 1988-89. Research Report 5-91.

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    Head, Ronald B.

    In spring 1991, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) surveyed employers of the college's 1988-89 graduates to evaluate the occupational success of the graduates and to determine how well academic programs prepare students for work in various professions. In response to a previously conducted graduate follow-up, 62 graduates (50.8% of all…

  5. Graduate Follow-Up Survey of 1999 Vocational Students.

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    Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.

    This report presents the findings of the 1999 survey of vocational graduates from Hawaii's Kapi'olani Community College (KCC). The purpose of this survey is to provide important information about our graduates, the type of employers hiring our graduates, and educational and transfer information useful for educational planning. A total of 140…

  6. Graduation Rate Watch: Making Minority Student Success a Priority

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    Carey, Kevin

    2008-01-01

    College graduation rates for minority students are often shockingly low. Most institutions have significantly lower graduation rates for black students than for white students. This report demonstrates that these high-failure rates are not inevitable: Some institutions are graduating black students at a higher rate than white students. The report…

  7. Three Year Follow-Up of 1974 Graduates.

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    Baratta, Mary Kathryne

    To evaluate the long-term benefits of attendance at Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC), a three-year follow-up study was conducted of the 620 1974 graduates (324 transfer and 296 occupational students). Each graduate was sent a questionnaire collecting information on involvement with MVCC after graduation, present educational status,…

  8. An Examination of the Standards Established by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

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    Lewis, Morgan V.

    The standards established by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology were examined through mail surveys of samples of current students, graduates, and employers. In addition, administrators of all accredited schools and colleges and the corporate offices of schools that have such offices were asked to rate sections…

  9. Health-Related Barriers to Learning among Graduate Students

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    Kernan, William; Bogart, Jane; Wheat, Mary E.

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report the perceived impact of various health concerns on the academic performance of health sciences graduate students. Design/methodology/approach: The American College Health Association's National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA), a 58-item anonymous survey, was distributed to all graduate health…

  10. Follow-Up of June 1976 Transfer Graduates.

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    Baratta, Mary Kathryne

    Questionnaires were sent to 337 transfer graduates from Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) to solicit information on their perceptions of MVCC strengths and weaknesses, the most and least effective instructional methods, principal activities since graduating, reasons for not initially attending a four-year college, suggestions for improving…

  11. Comparison of Perceptions of "Preparedness" of John Abbott C.E.G.E.P. Nursing Graduates: Prior to Graduation and After.

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    Iton, Carmen; Sabiston, Judy

    A study of John Abbott College's nursing graduates was conducted to determine how well prepared for their professional responsibilities the graduates saw themselves just prior to graduation and later after working in the nursing field. A sample of 98 nursing students who graduated between 1986 and 1988 was surveyed, with 93% responding to the…

  12. Assessing and Promoting Resilience: An Additional Tool to Address the Increasing Number of College Students with Psychological Problems

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    Hartley, Michael T.

    2012-01-01

    This study examined the assessment of resilience in undergraduate college students. Multigroup comparisons of the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RISC; Connor & Davidson, 2003) were performed on general population students and students recruited from campus mental health offices offering college counseling, psychiatric-support, and…

  13. IPEDS Data for Graduate-Only Institutions

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    Sykes, Andrea

    2011-01-01

    A small and diverse segment of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) universe includes colleges and universities that offer only degrees above the baccalaureate level. These graduate-only institutions are colleges or universities that offer programs in a variety of fields, including acupuncture, medicine, law, theology,…

  14. The Academic Consequences of Marijuana Use during College

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    Arria, Amelia M.; Caldeira, Kimberly M.; Bugbee, Brittany A.; Vincent, Kathryn B.; O’Grady, Kevin E.

    2015-01-01

    Although several studies have shown that marijuana use can adversely affect academic achievement among adolescents, less research has focused on its impact on post-secondary educational outcomes. This study utilized data from a large longitudinal cohort study of college students to test the direct and indirect effects of marijuana use on college GPA and time to graduation, with skipping class as a mediator of these outcomes. A structural equation model was evaluated taking into account a variety of baseline risk and protective factors (i.e., demographics, college engagement, psychological functioning, alcohol and other drug use) thought to contribute to college academic outcomes. The results showed a significant path from baseline marijuana use frequency to skipping more classes at baseline to lower first-semester GPA to longer time to graduation. Baseline measures of other drug use and alcohol quantity exhibited similar indirect effects on GPA and graduation time. Over time, the rate of change in marijuana use was negatively associated with rate of change in GPA, but did not account for any additional variance in graduation time. Percentage of classes skipped was negatively associated with GPA at baseline and over time. Thus, even accounting for demographics and other factors, marijuana use adversely affected college academic outcomes, both directly and indirectly through poorer class attendance. Results extend prior research by showing that marijuana use during college can be a barrier to academic achievement. Prevention and early intervention might be important components of a comprehensive strategy for promoting post-secondary academic achievement. PMID:26237288

  15. Looking beyond Enrollment: The Causal Effect of Need-Based Grants on College Access, Persistence, and Graduation. An NCPR Working Paper

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    Castleman, Benjamin L.; Long, Bridget Terry

    2013-01-01

    Gaps in average college success among students of differing backgrounds have persisted in the United States for decades. One of the primary ways governments have attempted to ameliorate such gaps is by providing need-based grants, but little evidence exists on the impacts of such aid on longer term outcomes such as college persistence and degree…

  16. Looking beyond Enrollment: The Causal Effect of Need-Based Grants on College Access, Persistence, and Graduation. NBER Working Paper No. 19306

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    Castleman, Benjamin L.; Long, Bridget Terry

    2013-01-01

    Gaps in average college success among students of differing backgrounds have persisted in the United States for decades. One of the primary ways governments have attempted to ameliorate such gaps is by providing need-based grants, but little evidence exists on the impacts of such aid on longer-term outcomes such as college persistence and degree…

  17. An Examination of the Factors That Contribute to Undergraduate Persistence and Graduate Degree Aspirations for First-Generation College Students Attending Elite Universities

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    McCarron, Grazziella Michele Pagliarulo

    2012-01-01

    First-generation college students' paths to and through higher education may be quite different from those of their non-first peers. Given some of first-generation students' background characteristics (e.g., race, income, educational aspirations, cultural capital) and the complexities of their home and college environments, the factors…

  18. 1994 Follow-Up Study of Fiscal Year 1993 Occupational Program Graduates.

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    Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.

    In March 1994, a study was conducted to determine the perspectives of Illinois community college graduates regarding their preparation for employment, their continuing education goals, and their satisfaction with their major and college services. A total of 6,245 occupational program graduates, including graduates of agriculture; conservation and…

  19. Determinants of Baccalaureate Degree Completion and Time-to-Degree for High School Graduates in 1992

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    Lee, Giljae

    2010-01-01

    U.S. colleges and universities are failing to graduate a greater number of students than in previous decades, although there has been more than a 25 percent increase in the number of students enrolling in colleges after high school graduation for the last three decades. Nevertheless, the 6-year graduation rate has been lingering around 66 percent…

  20. Graduating Student Survey Results Summary Report, 2000-2001. The InfoDigest.

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    Dalton State Coll., GA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.

    This document is a report on the results of the 2000-2001 graduating student survey administered at Dalton State College (DSC) (Georgia). The survey was used to help assess the community college's overall effectiveness. A total of 185 graduating students (63% of graduating class) responded to the survey. The survey was sorted into five sections:…

  1. Measures of Progress: 1995 Project Follow-Up, Los Rios Community College District (American River College, Cosumnes River College, Sacramento City College). Results of a Survey of 1993-94 Graduates and Non-Returning Students. Volume I of II--Frequencies and Percents by District, College and Academic Program.

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    Beachler, Judith A.; Pagtalunan, Jose

    In 1995, the three colleges in California's Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) surveyed 6,151 former students from 1993-94 to gather information on student outcomes and characteristics. This report presents districtwide findings related to the frequencies and percents of responses by academic program. Following an executive summary and…

  2. Undergraduate Preparation for Graduate Work in Geology.

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    Fetter, Charles W.

    1992-01-01

    Geoscience departments with graduate programs were surveyed to determine the courses required of entering graduate students. Most geologists consider the core curriculum to be that which is required or recommended by most graduate programs. In addition to geology courses, two semesters of calculus, physics, and chemistry were required by more than…

  3. Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates by State and Race/Ethnicity, 1992-2022. District of Columbia

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    Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    The 7th edition of this publication provides updated projections of high school graduates for each year and each state (plus the District of Columbia) through 2022. The profile breaks down the projections by major racial and ethnic groups: (1) American Indian/Alaska Native; (2) Asian/Pacific Islander; (3) Black, non-Hispanic; (4) Hispanic; and (5)…

  4. Practice Characteristics of Graduates of East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine: Factors Related to Career Choices in Primary Care

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    Click, Ivy A.

    2013-01-01

    The nation is facing a physician shortage, specifically in relation to primary care and in rural underserved areas. The most basic function of a medical school is to educate physicians to care for the national population. The purpose of this study was to examine the physician practicing characteristics of the graduates of East Tennessee State…

  5. Evaluation of United States Air Force Base Libraries Supporting Undergraduate and Graduate Education Programs in Collaboration with Civilian Colleges and Universities.

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    Shipps, Harrold Southard, Jr.

    The purpose of this study was to determine the adequacy of base library service and collections to support the undergraduate and graduate study programs undertaken on United States Air Force installations by officers and airmen, through civilian institutions, during off-duty hours. Basic to the study was the development of a method of library…

  6. College Graduation Rates for Minority Students in a Selective Technical University: Will Participation in a Summer Bridge Program Contribute to Success?

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    Murphy, Terrence E.; Gaughan, Monica; Hume, Robert; Moore, S. Gordon, Jr.

    2010-01-01

    There are many approaches to solving the problem of underrepresentation of some racial and ethnic groups and women in scientific and technical disciplines. Here, the authors evaluate the association of a summer bridge program with the graduation rate of underrepresented minority (URM) students at a selective technical university. They demonstrate…

  7. Transferring Leadership Skills: When Community College Presidents Become University Professors

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    Floyd, Deborah L.; Laden, Berta Vigil

    2007-01-01

    University graduate-level programs are striving to address needs for community college leaders. One way they are doing this is by strengthening their graduate programs with relevant community college courses. Increasingly, however, community college presidents are being invited to join universities in professorial roles. These new graduate faculty…

  8. The High School to College Transition: Minding the Gap

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    Hirsch, Deborah

    2010-01-01

    The value of a college degree is well documented. College graduates earn at least 60% more than high school graduates. Beyond the economic value, college graduates show higher rates of civic participation, engage in volunteer work and even have a much higher likelihood of being "happy." Students who drop out without attaining a college…

  9. New graduate nurses, new graduate nurse transition programs, and clinical leadership skill: a systematic review.

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    Chappell, Kathy B; Richards, Kathy C

    2015-01-01

    This systematic review evaluated the relationship between new graduate nurses and clinical leadership skill, and between new graduate nurse transition programs and clinical leadership skill. New graduate nurse transition programs have been cited as one strategy to improve clinical leadership skill, but to our knowledge, no one has synthesized the evidence on new graduate nurse transition programs and clinical leadership skill. Results of this review showed that new graduate nurse transition programs that were at least 24 weeks in length had a positive impact on clinical leadership skill. New graduate nurse transition programs using the University HealthSystem Consortium/American Association of Colleges of Nursing Nurse Residency curriculum had the greatest impact, followed by curriculum developed by the Versant New Graduate RN Residency, an important finding for nursing professional development specialists.

  10. Education Graduates' Post-Degree Learning Needs Study. SIDRU Research Report No. 18, May 1997.

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    Thompson, Loraine

    The Education Graduates' Post-Degree Learning Needs Study, conducted in fall 1996 and winter 1997, examined the post-degree learning needs of faculty/college of education graduates. Research activities included a literature review, a written survey of education graduates, research in two university graduate classes, telephone interviews with…

  11. A Study of the Differential Achievement among Graduates of the University of Qatar, 1977-81.

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    Sefein, Naim A.

    Achievement of University of Qatar graduates between 1977 and 1981 was studied. For the sample of 766 graduates, information was collected on sex, nationality, major, and year of graduation. The degree to which secondary school graduation scores can predict college achievement was examined using Pearson product moment correlation coefficients. The…

  12. Integrative review of graduate entry programs in nursing.

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    Pellico, Linda Honan; Terrill, Eileen; White, Patricia; Rico, Janet

    2012-01-01

    In this integrative review, the authors report on, summarize, and analyze research conducted on non-nurse college graduates enrolled in master's degree programs in nursing in the United States and Canada, leading to preparation for advanced practice nurse roles. This review demonstrated that non-nurse college graduates successfully develop into registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) or certified nurse-midwives (CNMs). What is conspicuously absent in the literature is articulation of the process whereby college graduates become nurses and APRNs or CNMs. Given the expansion of graduate entry programs for non-nurse college graduates, along with the recent clarion call to move advanced practice nursing to the postgraduate level, it is time to examine the process. Understanding the process will help faculty refine pedagogy and curricula to support students' transition from non-nurse to both nurse and APRN or CNM.

  13. Transfer Graduate Follow-Up Study, 1991-92 & 1992-93.

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    Central Piedmont Community Coll., Charlotte, NC. Dept. of Planning and Research.

    In 1994, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC), in North Carolina, conducted a survey of graduates from the 1991-92 and 1992-93 academic years who had subsequently enrolled in a four-year college and university to determine outcomes and assess graduates' satisfaction with the college, comparing findings with outcomes from previous years.…

  14. College Graduation Rates for Minority Students in a Selective Technical University: Will Participation in a Summer Bridge Program Contribute to Success?

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    Murphy, Terrence E.; Gaughan, Monica; Hume, Robert; Moore, S. Gordon

    2012-01-01

    There are many approaches to solving the problem of underrepresentation of some racial and ethnic groups and women in scientific and technical disciplines. Here, the authors evaluate the association of a summer bridge program with the graduation rate of underrepresented minority (URM) students at a selective technical university. They demonstrate that this 5-week program prior to the fall of the 1st year contains elements reported as vital for successful student retention. Using multivariable survival analysis, they show that for URM students entering as fall-semester freshmen, relative to their nonparticipating peers, participation in this accelerated summer bridge program is associated with higher likelihood of graduation. The longitudinal panel data include more than 2,200 URM students. PMID:23136456

  15. A Survey of Optometry Graduates to Determine Practice Patterns: Part II: Licensure and Practice Establishment Experiences.

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    Bleimann, Robert L.; Smith, Lee W.

    1985-01-01

    A summary of Part II of a two-volume study of optometry graduates conducted by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry is presented. Part II includes the analysis of the graduates' licensure and practice establishment experiences. (MLW)

  16. Implementing an Additive, College Access and Readiness Program for Latina/o High School Students in the U.S.

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    Amaro-Jimenez, Carla; Hungerford-Kresser, Holly

    2013-01-01

    In this article we draw on the experiences of a diverse group of 34 first-generation college students, collected over a year, who served as peer mentors to minority and Latina/o high school students enrolled in four Title I (low-income) high schools in the Southwest U.S. The article identifies the successes and challenges of implementing an…

  17. State College Readiness Initiatives and Community Colleges

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    Spence, David

    2009-01-01

    Greater attention to the college and career readiness problem by state leaders and policymakers could drastically boost the numbers and percentages of students who graduate from high school ready for college and career study. This chapter traces the author's work in developing California State University's Early Assessment Program, an initiative…

  18. Trends in Student Financing of Graduate and First-Professional Education: Selected Years, 1995-96 to 2007-08. Web Tables. NCES 2011-217

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    Woo, Jennie; Skomsvold, Paul

    2011-01-01

    In 2007-08, graduate and first-professional students received a total of $36.7 billion in federal loans; federal grants; and grants from institutions, employers, and other sources (College Board 2008, figure 2b). In addition to these funds, they also received teaching and research assistantships and sought loans from private sources. These Web…

  19. Engage to Excel: Producing One Million Additional College Graduates with Degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Report to the President

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    Olson, Steve; Riordan, Donna Gerardi

    2012-01-01

    Economic projections point to a need for approximately 1 million more STEM professionals than the U.S. will produce at the current rate over the next decade if the country is to retain its historical preeminence in science and technology. To meet this goal, the United States will need to increase the number of students who receive undergraduate…

  20. With a Little Help from My Friends: Investigating the Impact of Summer Peer Mentoring on Timely Postsecondary Attainment among College-Intending High School Graduates

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    Castleman, Benjamin L.; Page, Lindsay C.

    2013-01-01

    Research has shown that low-income students especially struggle with evaluating financial aid offers and completing all necessary requirements to enroll after paying a deposit to a particular college in the spring (Authors, 2009). Motivated by these empirical results, the authors conducted three studies that showed students who were explicitly…