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Achievement Gaps | Vol. 03, Iss. 02

Achievement Gaps | Vol. 03, Iss. 02

A Commitment to Equity Helping Every Student Succeed The term “achievement gap” refers to “any significant and persistent disparity in academic performance or educational attainment between different groups of students.”1 Community colleges nationwide serve a diverse...

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Paying for College | Vol. 02, Iss. 05

Paying for College | Vol. 02, Iss. 05

The Challenge of College Tuition The Impact of Finances on Enrollment A large number of community college students come from low-income backgrounds, and many others are older and financially independent. As a result, community college students will often enter college...

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Non-Returning Students | Vol. 02, Iss. 04

Non-Returning Students | Vol. 02, Iss. 04

The Non-Returning Student Experience Why Students Leave College Early A non-returning student is a student who chooses not to re-enroll for another semester, despite not graduating and/or transferring. Many non-returning students make substantial progress toward their...

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Part-Time Students | Vol. 02, Iss. 03

Part-Time Students | Vol. 02, Iss. 03

The Part-Time Student Experience Maintaining Momentum from Enrollment to Graduation A part-time student is a student who enrolls in fewer than twelve credit hours in a single academic term. Many of these students will only enroll in one or two courses each semester.1...

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Well-Being | Vol. 02, Iss. 02

Well-Being | Vol. 02, Iss. 02

THE ELEMENTS OF WELL-BEING PROMOTING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND FULFILLMENT For many community college students, the academic demands of pursuing a college credential are extremely difficult. However, developing a strong and positive sense of well-being can be just as...

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Access & Success | Vol. 02, Iss. 01

Access & Success | Vol. 02, Iss. 01

THE PATH OF A FIRST GEN STUDENT OVERCOMING BARRIERS TO ACCESS & SUCCESS A first generation student is a student who is the first in their immediate family to pursue a college degree or credential. As such, enrolling in college and completing a degree is a huge...

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