A census of housing at United States community colleges

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dc.contributor Bray, Nathaniel J.
dc.contributor Houser, Rick
dc.contributor King, Margaret I.
dc.contributor Moeck, Pat G.
dc.contributor.advisor Katsinas, Stephen G.
dc.contributor.author Hofman, Ryan Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:58:25Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:58:25Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001505
dc.identifier.other Hofman_alatus_0004D_11839
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1965
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This research has multiple purposes. The first purpose is to strengthen an original argument offered by Dr. Pat Moeck in 2005 that community colleges do in fact provide housing at a significant level, and the benefits are produced through the administration of on-campus and institutionally controlled housing. Using an exhaustive search of both the Integrated Post-Secondary Educational Database (IPEDS) and a website search of all Public Associate's Colleges in the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's 2010 Basic Classification of Institutions of Higher Education Two-Year Associates Institutions, an updated and expanded comprehensive listing on community colleges which provide housing was created. This is consistent with Moeck's recommendation that a complete, accurate census of housing at publicly controlled United States community colleges be conducted upon which to base future policy concerning financial support. This study includes an overview of how many institutions provide housing, geographic locations, year of establishment and data related to the corresponding survey that was sent to all 290 identified institutions. Data sets and tables are provided concerning the survey responses. The results of this research indicated that twenty-seven percent of all basic two-year public institutions provide housing. Over one-fourth of all public community colleges provide housing, over half of which are rural institutions, a significant number more than perhaps initially realized only five years ago. The study concludes with recommendations for both policy changes and further research concerning community colleges, calling for better reporting practices and research concerning community college student development, and best practices.
dc.format.extent 222 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Education policy
dc.subject.other Educational administration
dc.title A census of housing at United States community colleges
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ed.D.


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