Almost half of 4-year college students had received transition-planning education in high school, as had 58% of 2-year college
students and 62% of CTE students.
The setting for the first study was a public 2-year college
that is part of a statewide community college system with an open-door admissions policy.
Borrowers from 2-year colleges
have historically had the lowest DE ratios--around 3 percent prior to the 2007 cohort--although, as in other sectors, their DE ratios have risen as well.
Easier" courses would tend to make this coefficient more positive, but if these courses leave students less prepared for higher level courses, then more hours at a 2-year college
would hinder a student's overall GPA, making this coefficient more negative.
Planning to take the SAT was the predictor with the highest impact on the odds that a student would attend a 4-year college (per unit increase), and valuing easy admissions standards was the predictor with the highest impact on the odds that a student would attend a 2-year college
In 1978, Minnesota POST identified a 2-year college
degree as the minimum education requirement for all new entry-level officers.
Although 2-year faculty were included in the survey, it is likely that survey items included issues more germane for 4-year than for 2-year faculty in that 2-year college
faculty's professional worklife differs on some dimensions from that of 4-year faculty.
The employment rate for those completing a 2-year college
degree was 33.
Many courses, however, would be taken at a 2-year college
closer to home.
As long ago as 1964, the National Advisory Committee on the Junior College noted that "the 2-year college
offers unparalleled promise for expanding educational opportunity through the provision of comprehensive programs embracing job training.
Strategy for Personal Finance is another in a long series of very low level texts aimed primarily at the 2-year college
market for consumer economics and family management courses, as well as for continuing education or adult education programs.
His study is notable not only because it expands what is known about Native American learners on campus, but also because he conducted his research with 2-year college
students and therefore advances the ongoing discussion about counseling effectiveness at community colleges.