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Graduation Rate Differences by Ethnicity/Race at Texas Community Colleges: A Statewide, Multiyear Examination

Kim R. Ingram, John R. Slate, George W Moore, Frederick C Lunenburg, Wally Barnes
Published: 29 December 2019
Asian Journal of Interdisciplinary Research , Volume 2, pp 156-172; doi:10.34256/ajir19414

Abstract: In this multiyear, statewide investigation, the degree to which differences were present in graduation rates between Black and White, Black and Hispanic, and Black and Asian students was addressed for the 2007-2008 academic year to the 2015-2016 academic years. Inferential statistical procedures revealed the presence of statistically significant differences for all 9 academic years. In all 9 years, Black students had statistically significantly lower graduation rates than White, Hispanic, and Asian students. Also identified were the Texas community colleges that had the highest and that had the lowest graduation rates of their Black students in the last two academic years. Implications of these findings and recommendations for future research were discussed.
Keywords: Asian Students / Graduation / black students / statewide / multiyear / Texas Community Colleges

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