Determining Factors Contributing to Graduation for Students with Learning Disabilities in Community Colleges
School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Andrea P. Beam
Primary Subject Area
Education, Special; Education, Administration
community college, Graduation rates, SLD
Ange, Crystal Perry, "Determining Factors Contributing to Graduation for Students with Learning Disabilities in Community Colleges" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 433.
This study examined Students with Learning Disabilities (SLD) graduation rates from two-year community colleges. Specifically, the purpose of this paper was to determine if identifiable demographics or accommodations were related to SLD who graduated from community colleges. Data were collected from the records of SLD at four community colleges in North Carolina. The information collected included demographic data, the accommodations of SLD, and graduation status from community college. The results were analyzed using hierarchical multiple regression. The overall study demonstrated no factors were identified that predict graduation for SLD from a two-year community college. Implications for future research include the need to provide training for students in self-determination as well as federal transition requirements from high school to college. At the postsecondary level there is a need for training for faculty on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), SLD and accommodations.