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New Book from CCRC

New Book from CCRC

By Amy Mazzariello

In Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success, CCRC researchers Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars, and Davis Jenkins argue that to substantially increase student completion, community colleges must engage in fundamental redesign.

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President Obama's Free Community College Plan

President Obama's Free Community College Plan

By Amy Mazzariello

CCRC responds in the national media to the president's proposal to offer students free community college tuition.

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CAPR Website Launch

CAPR Website Launch

By Betsy

The Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR) is a new IES-funded center led by CCRC and social policy research organization MDRC, dedicated to the study of practices and innovations in developmental education.

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Selected Resources

This research overview reviews findings on transfer from community colleges to four-year institutions, including student outcomes, barriers to transfer, the economic benefits of transfer, and potential benefits to four-year colleges.

This publication examines characteristics and course-taking patterns of students who accumulate a substantial number of college credits but do not earn an award by their fifth year of enrollment.

This brief reviews what states can do to support public colleges and universities so they can effectively respond to the new demands placed on them by performance funding policies.

Recent Publications

January 2015
What We Know About Transfer
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January 2015
Redesigning America's Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success
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January 2015
Increasing Institutional Capacity to Respond to Performance Funding: What States Can Do
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December 2014
Does Developmental Education Improve Labor Market Outcomes? Evidence From Two States (A CAPSEE Working Paper)
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December 2014
Pell Grants as Performance-Based Aid? An Examination of Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements in the Nation's Largest Need-Based Aid Program (A CAPSEE Working Paper)
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Upcoming Presentations

February 17–20, 2015
Baltimore, MD
Achieving the Dream Annual Institute on Student Success

February 4–6, 2015
Blacksburg, VA
Conference on H­igher Education Pedagogy (CHEP)

Stay tuned for more CCRC presentations in 2015.

CCRC Remembers Norton Grubb

W. Norton Grubb, who died on January 15, 2015, was an influential scholar in the community college field and a dear friend of many at CCRC.

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CCRC-Led Research Partnerships

CAPR examines the effects of new approaches to remedial assessment, placement, and instruction in postsecondary education.
 
CAPSEE investigates labor market outcomes of education pathways at two and four-year colleges.