Campus Units

Education, School of, Multicultural Student Affairs

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Publication Date

7-11-2017

Journal or Book Title

Community College Journal of Research and Practice

Volume

42

Issue

6

First Page

422

Last Page

438

DOI

10.1080/10668926.2017.1339647

Abstract

The number of military-connected students enrolling in community colleges has increased dramatically in the past decade, and this trend is expected to continue. This research focused on examining factors that contribute to the academic success of community college students. Specifically, the purpose of this quantitative study was to identify the demographic characteristics; campus relationships; and financial, academic and personal experiences that are associated with grade point average (GPA) and intent to return for military-connected students at seven community colleges. Identifying as a Student of Color (any race or ethnicity other than White) and experience meeting professors’ academic expectations were negatively associated with cumulative GPA, and feeling academically prepared to enter the institution was significantly and positively associated with intent to return. The results provide further evidence of the relationships among demographic and academic experiences and academic success. The authors offer recommendations for serving military-connected students at community colleges.

Comments

This article is published as Denise N. Williams-Klotz & Ann M. Gansemer-Topf (2018) Examining Factors Related to Academic Success of Military-Connected Students at Community Colleges, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 42:6, 422-438, DOI: 10.1080/10668926.2017.1339647. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Taylor and Francis Online

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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