Community-College Students Are Often Confused by Choices, Researchers Find

Community-college students are frequently overwhelmed by a bewildering array of curricular choices and confusing requirements, and end up getting derailed or even dropping out as a result, according to research presented on Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.

The research was presented at the meeting, in San Francisco, by Shanna Smith Jaggars, assistant director of the Community College Research Center at Columbia University's Teachers