Title

A Longitudinal Analysis of Completion Rates of Underrepresented Groups in Texas Community Colleges

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)

Department

Educational Administration

Date of Award

Fall 2013

Abstract

The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) identify the 2010 percent of African American and Hispanic students enrolled at 2-year community colleges in Texas and (2) compare the 2010 percentages of African American and Hispanic student enrollment rates and percentages of African American and Hispanic student graduation rates. This researcher examined enrollment and graduation rates of African American and Hispanic students using 2010 data from the 2010 Integrated Post-Secondary Data System (IPEDS). After data were collected, the researcher compared enrollment and graduation rates of African American and Hispanic students using a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) (McLaughlin, 2004). The assumptions of MANOVA were reviewed to guide the interpretation of the findings. This analysis identified potential inequities in enrollment and graduation rates of African American and Hispanic students at 2-year community colleges in Texas. The specific procedures included the following: (a) human subject's committee approval, (b) extraction of the IPEDS data set, and (c) treatment of the data.

Advisor

Rusty Waller

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Administration and Supervision

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