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Title:  Community College Students: Goals, Academic Preparation, and Outcomes
Description: This report provides information on the varying goals, preparation, and outcomes of community college students using 3 different data sources. Although educational objectives vary among students enrolled in community colleges, most students say they desire a formal credential, either from the community college or through transfer to a 4-year institution. Controlling for student objective and ignoring those who do not seek a certificate or degree, between 40 and 50 percent of students who first enrolled in a community college had attained a credential within 6 to 8 years. An additional 12 to 13 percent had not attained a credential but had transferred to a 4-year institution.
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Cover Date: June 2003
Web Release: June 25, 2003
Print Release: July 18, 2003
Publication #: NCES 2003164
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Gary Hoachlander, Anna Sikora, and Laura Horn
Type of Product: Statistical Analysis Report
Survey/Program Areas: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS)
National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS)
Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports (PEDAR)
Questions: For questions about the content of this Statistical Analysis Report, please contact:
Aurora M. D'Amico.
 
 
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