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Alternative paths to college completion: Effect of attending a 2-year school on the probability of completing a 4-year degree
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Economics of Education Review Volume 25, Number 5 ISSN 0272-7757 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

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Recent research indicates that college students who transfer from community colleges are significantly less likely to complete a 4-year college degree than students who begin at 4-year institutions. This paper estimates models of college completion for both types of students. Based on these results, an Oaxaca decomposition indicates that students who attend 2-year colleges are at a disadvantage due primarily to lower individual quality rather than the lower quality of 2-year colleges. This result has implications for public policies that seek to increase the role of 2-year colleges as a means to increase the number of students completing 4-year degrees.

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Sandy, J., Gonzalez, A. & Hilmer, M.J. Alternative paths to college completion: Effect of attending a 2-year school on the probability of completing a 4-year degree. Economics of Education Review, 25(5), 463-471. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved May 20, 2022 from .

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Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econedurev.2005.05.003

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