1st Edition

Improving Postsecondary Choice and Pathways Student Access and College Match

Edited By Katherine C. Aquino, Ryan P. Hudes Copyright 2020
    212 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    212 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    Improving Postsecondary Choice and Pathways explores the influences and experiences throughout a student’s transition from secondary to postsecondary education, with an emphasis on the fit between academic readiness and institutional selectivity. Designed to consider the variegated experiences and factors contributing to student-college match, chapters in this volume explore the challenges associated with the college search, choice, and application processes and how they affect specific student groups. Additionally, this text investigates the stakeholders and programs designed to assist students in finding suitable postsecondary institutions. This book holistically explores the varied aspects within student-college match while also providing a glimpse into innovative approaches for improving outcomes via an expanded consideration of college choice and student-college match determinations.

    Foreword - Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj


    Chapter 1

    The Contours of Academic Undermatch for Latinx Students 

    Vanessa M. Coca and Jenny Nagaoka

    Chapter 2

    Marginalized Access, Not Ability: The Influence of Special Education and/or Individualized Education Programs on Student-College Match  

    Ryan P. Hudes and Katherine C. Aquino

    Chapter 3

    Proximity and Perception: Regional Differences in Filipino American College Choice Processes

    Xavier J. Hernandez

    Chapter 4

    College Choice Processes for Home-Schooled Students: Influences, Destinations, and Match Type

    Jim Vander Putten and Amanda L. Nolen

    Chapter 5

    High-Performing Latinx Students: External Agents and Student-College Match

    Roxanne Gutierrez-Ocampo

    Chapter 6

    Matchmakers: Employing External Partners to Close the College Attainment Gap

    Kallie Clark, Bridgette Davis, and Matthew A. Holsapple

    Chapter 7

    The Camino Program: Providing a Unique Local Pathway for the Latinx Student Outside of the Community College Setting

    Katherine C. Aquino, Pamela Jimenez, Rosemary Osso and Cheryl Harrison

    Chapter 8

    When Community College is the Local Option: Student-College Match at the Two-Year Level 

    MaryBeth Walpole and Monica Reid Kerrigan

    Chapter 9

    Moving Beyond Match: Improving Outcomes Through an Expanded Consideration of College Choice

    Matthew A. Holsapple and Kallie Clark

    Contributor Bios


    Katherine C. Aquino is Assistant Professor in the Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership at St. John’s University, USA.

    Ryan P. Hudes is Assistant Dean in the College of Communication and the Arts at Seton Hall University, USA.