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Is Community College a Marathon or a Sprint?

Is Community College a Marathon or a Sprint?

By Amy Mazzariello

A short essay by Clive Belfield discusses new CCRC research findings showing that while many community college students are advised to take 12 credits per semester, they would be better off taking 15 credits.

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When College Students Start Behind

When College Students Start Behind

By Amy Mazzariello

Thomas Bailey and Shanna Smith Jaggars 
lay out the open questions on how to 
reform developmental education in this 
report for The Century Foundation's 
College Completion Series.

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New Playbook for Improving Transfer

New Playbook for Improving Transfer

By Amy Mazzariello

New from CCRC and The Aspen Institute, The Transfer Playbook is a guide to designing and implementing key practices to improve transfer outcomes based on lessons from six sets of community colleges and universities that, together, serve transfer students well.

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Selected Resources

This playbook is a practical guide to designing and implementing a key set of practices that will help community colleges and their four-year college partners improve bachelor’s completion rates for students who start at community colleges.

This publication presents findings on the costs of remedial placement testing at three colleges, and it provides guidance on how other colleges could undertake similar analyses.

Based largely on examination of college proposals for the Kisco Foundation’s Kohlberg Prize, this review (summary available) presents key insights and policy recommendations about services for military veterans attending community colleges.

Recent Publications

June 2016
Momentum: The Academic and Economic Value of a 15-Credit First-Semester Course Load for College Students in Tennessee
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June 2016
Classifying STEM Programs in Community Colleges to Develop a State-Level Middle-Skill STEM Workforce Strategy
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June 2016
Postsecondary Partnerships in Collective Impact
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June 2016
Guided Pathways to Careers: Four Dimensions of Structure in Community College Career-Technical Programs
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June 2016
Does Developmental Education Improve Labor Market Outcomes? Evidence From Two States
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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.