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Degree Progress Measures for Community Colleges:
Analyzing the Maryland Model
Karl Boughan
Prince George’s Community College

Craig Clagett
Carroll Community College



Over a two-year period beginning in March 2004, community colleges in Maryland developed a revised set of accountability indicators for a
state-mandated Performance Accountability Report first required by a 1988 statute. A major innovation was a new model for assessing
student degree progress. This article explains the development and components of this new degree progress model and examines how three
sets of environmental factors—service area characteristics, institutional characteristics, and student body characteristics—correlate with
graduation-transfer rates for sixteen Maryland
								
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