Exploring Persistence of Immigrant and Native Students in an Urban Community College

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Date: Annual 2009
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Document Type: Author abstract; Report
Length: 94 words

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This study explored persistence for four groups of traditional-age (18-24) first-year students in an urban community college: native students, native students with immigrant parents, U.S. high-schooled immigrant students, and foreign high-schooled immigrant students. Earning a high school diploma and pre-college preparation (either high school grade point average or basic skills proficiency) contributed positively to persistence for all four student groups. Foreign high-schooled immigrant students needed the most remediation but persisted more strongly and attained higher grades, suggesting the value of support for access to higher education for immigrants. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A200457727