Term of Award

Spring 2019

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.)

Document Type and Release Option

Dissertation (open access)

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Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.


Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development

Committee Chair

Steven Tolman

Committee Member 1

Jonathan Hilpert

Committee Member 2

Barry Dotson


The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine predictors of community college student academic success in the corequisite model. Academic success was defined dichotomously on a pass or fail basis. The population in this study included 1,933 students that enrolled in at least one corequisite English and/or mathematics course at the college between the fall semester of 2015 and summer semester of 2018. The predictors examined were a student’s sex, race, age at time of enrollment, Pell grant recipient status, first-generation college student status, high school GPA, placement test scores, academic major, time spent receiving academic tutoring in college’s tutoring center; and corequisite course faculty employment status. Logistic regression analysis identified four strong predictors of student academic success in corequisite English courses: (1) being female, (2) high school GPA, and (3) number of attempts in corequisite English courses. Also, logistic regression analysis identified seven strong predictors: (1) sex, (2) age, (3) high school GPA, (4) student Pell Grant recipient status, (5) student first-generation college student status, (6) standardized writing placement test score, and (7) corequisite course faculty employment status. The strongest predictor in both logistic regression analyses was high school GPA.

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