Is there a difference? International students in community colleges

Hugo Garcia, Jon McNaughtan, Dustin Eicke, Xinyang Li, Mi Chelle Leong

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Abstract

This chapter sketches a clearer picture of the united states population of international students, and explores how they differ from their domestic peers in the community college context. Community colleges are an integral component of higher education in the United States; they are host to students with a wide-ranging set of academic goals and various levels of personal preparedness for college. The chapter utilizes data derived from the Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) to compare student engagement and student services utilization rates between international and domestic students. International students have higher levels of classroom engagement when compared to their domestic peers, but engagement overall is still low among both groups. The chapter uses SENSE data to compare differences in classroom engagement between these two student populations. The role that community colleges play in educating a diverse and complex workforce cannot be overstated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationTensions and Issues
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages144-156
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781351625081
ISBN (Print)9781138080508
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Garcia, H., McNaughtan, J., Eicke, D., Li, X., & Leong, M. C. (2018). Is there a difference? International students in community colleges. In Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Tensions and Issues (pp. 144-156). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315113456