Sunday, April 29, 2012

Research Blog Final Abstract & Bibliography


This research explores wether community colleges are playing a useful role in higher education and our economy. Obama supports community colleges and has a plan to help them enhance thier programs to implement more skilled workers into our industry jobs on our shore, but as of right now I feel that community college is still not the path that every prospective student should take. Yes, they are more affordable, but I have found that many community college students do not go on to get their Bachelors degrees after community college comencement. These students who start out at the two year schools are also not being prepared for a university workload. It is better to have a community college degree than no degree at all, but if a student has the oppurtunity to start out at a four year school, they should do so. Four year university natives make more money than those who went to community colleges, and recieve an overall better education. Community colleges are an important tool to providing more people in our country with an affordable education, but I feel that they do need to be improved upon in areas of trasnfer assistance.


Belfield, Clive R., and Thomas Bailey. "The Benefits Of Attending Community College: A Review Of The Evidence." Community College Review 39.1 (2011): 46-68. Academic Search Premier. Web. 26 Mar. 2012.

Carey, Kevin. “Why Are Community Colleges Being Treated Worst When They’re Needed Most?” The New Republic. 17. April 2012. Web. university

Frasca, Dana. Transfer Dean at Rutgers. Personal Interview. 9 April 2012.

Fuller, Andrea. “Obama Reaffirms Support for Community Colleges at Signing of Student-Loan Bill.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 30 March. 2010. web.

Kalogrides, Demetra, and Eric Grodsky. "Something to Fall Back on: Community Colleges as a Safety Net." Social Forces 89.3 (2011): 853-77. Print.

Laanan, Frankie Santos. “Studying Transfer Students: Part 1: Instrument Design and Implications.” Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 28: 331– 351, 2004. Taylor & Francis Group. ISSN: 1066-8926 print/1521-0413 online DOI:10.1080/10668920490424050. Web. 4 Mar. 2012

Long, Bridget Terry., and Michal Kurlaender. “Do Community College Provide a Viable Pathway To A Baccalaureate Degree?” Harvard University. May 2008. Web. _Do_CCs_provide_viable_path_to_Bacc_(5-08).pdf

NEA Higher Education Research Center. “Higher Education and Privatization.” NEA Update. 10.2 (March 2004). Print.

Nutting, Andrew W. "Community College Transfer Students' Probabilities Of Baccalaureate Receipt As A Function Of Their Prevalence In Four-Year Colleges And Departments." Education Economics 19.1 (2011): 65-87. Academic Search Premier. Web. 4 Mar. 2012.

Student Success Committee. Rutgers University: Improving Retention and Graduation Rates. Office of Enrollment Management. August, 2011. Web.

Warren, Mich. "Obama Community College Plan: $12 Billion Initiative Over Ten Years." Huffington Post 14 July. 2009, web. p_n_233030.html

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