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This guide serves to highlight and make available research done by
Highline staff and faculty on community colleges and higher education.
Related research is included for the subject areas below. These areas
correspond to the tabs on this guide.
African American College Students
Dr. John Mosby - From Strain to Success: a Phenomenological Study
of the Personal and Academic Pressures on African American Male
Community College Students
Pacific Islander College Students
Dr. Chantal L. Carrancho - First-Generation Filipino American Perceptions of
Pursuing the American Dream Through Higher Education
Hispanic/Latinx College Students
Dr. Paulette Lopez - Slow Progress towards Equity at a Hispanic-Serving
Institution (HSI):A Case Study
Adult Basic Education Students
Dr. Christie Knighton - An Exploration on How Institutional Practices and
Support Systems Support or Hinder Community College Basic Skills Students
Transitioning to Postsecondary Education: A Case Study
Native American/Native Alaskan College Students
Dr. Tanya Powers - Giving Back as a Retention Influence of Urban American
Indian and Alaska Native Women Community College Students