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Document Number: 10784

The Community College Penalty and Bachelor's Degree Completion: Fact or Fiction? - Part of a series of reports tracking Illinois college students' postsecondary outcomes longitudinally from 2003 through 2010, this study matched students who transferred from Illinois community colleges to students who entered and matriculated through Illinois four-year institutions to determine if there was a disadvantage for transfer students in terms of bachelor's degree completion. Policy implications with regards to community college transfer students and the Illinois longitudinal data system are presented. (Eric J. Lichtenberger and Cecile Dietrich, Illinois Education Research Council, May 2013)...

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