Vol 3 No 1 (2020): Volume 3 Issue 1 Year 2020
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Differences in Ethnic/Racial Diversity of Texas Community College First-Time in College Full-Time Students Over Time: A Multiyear, Statewide Analysis

Juan Carlos Lebron
LSC-Montgomery Education Department, Lone Star College-Montgomery, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381, United States.
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John R Slate
Department of Educational Leadership, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77340, United States.
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Frederick C Lunenburg
Department of Educational Leadership, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77340, United States.
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Published February 16, 2020
Keywords
  • Community Colleges,
  • Full-time Students,
  • First-time in College,
  • Ethnicity/Race,
  • Texas,
  • Asian,
  • White,
  • Hispanic,
  • Black
  • ...More
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How to Cite
Lebron, J. C., Slate, J. R., & Lunenburg, F. C. (2020). Differences in Ethnic/Racial Diversity of Texas Community College First-Time in College Full-Time Students Over Time: A Multiyear, Statewide Analysis. Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 3(1), 62-82. https://doi.org/10.34256/ajir2015

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Abstract

In this multiyear, statewide empirical investigation, the degree to which ethnic/racial diversity of first-time in college full-time Texas community college students changed from the 1999-2000 through the 2014-2015 academic years was determined.  Over this time period, the percentage of Hispanic first-time in college full-time Texas community college students showed a statistically significant increase, whereas the percentage of White first-time in college full-time students statistically significantly decreased.  No changes were noted with respect to either Black or Asian first-time in college full-time college students during this time period.  Although some improvement was noted in the ethnic-racial diversity of Texas first-time in college full-time students, more work remains.  Implications for policy and recommendations for research were provided.

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