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The State of College Access and Completion: Improving College Success for Students From Underrepresented Groups

edited by Laura W. Perna and Anthony P. Jones
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013.
9780415660457 (hardback), 0415660459 (hardback), 9780415660464 (paperback), 0415660467 (paperback), 9780203074091 (e-book)
  • Introduction: Improving postsecondary access, persistence, and completion in the United States: setting the stage / Anthony P. Jones
  • Improving college access and choice / Laura W. Perna and Elizabeth R. Kurban
  • Pathways to college for underserved and nontraditional students: lessons from research, policy, and practice / Debra D. Bragg
  • Proficiency approaches for making more students college and career ready / David T. Conley
  • The role of remedial and developmental courses in access and persistence / Bridget Terry Long and Angela Boatman
  • The role of finances in postsecondary access and success / Donald E. Heller
  • The potential of community colleges to increase bachelor's degree attainment rates / Tatiana Melguizo, Gregory Kienzl, and Holly Kosiewicz
  • Longitudinal pathways to college persistence and completion: student, institutional, and public policy perspectives / Donald Hossler, Afet Dundar, and Douglas T. Shapiro
  • Access, persistence, and completion in the state context / James C. Hearn, Anthony P. Jones, and Elizabeth R. Kurban
  • Nonexperimental designs and causal analyses of college access, persistence, and completion / Stephen L. DesJardins and Allyson Flaster
  • Conclusions: Improving college access, persistence, and completion: lessons learned / Laura W. Perna.
ix, 240 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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