Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Ed.D. in Education



First Advisor

John A. Holleman

Second Advisor

George McClellan

Third Advisor

David Rock

Relational Format



The majority of C2C students participating at the University of Mississippi (UM) are adult students who face different barriers in their return to higher education than traditional students. These barriers necessitate the review of and changes in student services. To better understand this population, an analysis was conducted of 582 C2C participants who had already acquired some college credit at UM. The purpose of this study is to develop a sustainable program that assists more students to successfully return and complete a degree. The study looked at students’ ages, overall earned credits, gender, overall grade point average, ethnicity, number of credits to completion, and existence of a bursar bill prior to enrollment and compared the characteristics of C2C participants who had engaged in the process of completing their degree as compared to those who did not.

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