Identifying Predictors of Credential Completion Among Beginning Community College Students

Explores outcomes for recent high school graduates who begin their postsecondary education in a community college using data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002. This study tests the relationships between student demographic characteristics, precollege academic preparation, college aspirations and plans, early postsecondary enrollment decisions, and academic and non-academic experiences at the students’ first postsecondary institution and the probability of completing a credit-based sub-baccalaureate certificate, associate degree, or bachelor’s degree. 

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American Council on Education's Center for Policy Research and Strategy