Community Colleges and Tracking in Higher Education.

@inproceedings{Alba1981CommunityCA,
  title={Community Colleges and Tracking in Higher Education.},
  author={Richard D. Alba and David E. Lavin},
  year={1981}
}
The concept of tracking has provided an important toolfor understanding stratification within educational systems and has been applied to higher education by distinguishing between two-year and four-year colleges. In this paper, we make use of a natural experiment from the open-admissions program at the City University of New York to determine whether two-year colleges function as a separate track within higher education. We compare students who applied and were accepted to four-year colleges… CONTINUE READING

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