tc columbia

Community College History, Mission, and Challenges

Community colleges serve multiple missions—from workforce training, to remediating students in preparation for higher education, to community enrichment. How have these institutions evolved and adapted to fulfill these missions, and what challenges do they face moving into the future?


Latest Publications

DECEMBER 2015
Improving College Access in the United States: Barriers and Policy Responses (NBER Working Paper No. 21781)
View Abstract
FEBRUARY 2015
On Their Own Terms: Two-Year Minority Serving Institutions
View Abstract
OCTOBER 2014
On Second Chances and Stratification: How Sociologists Think About Community Colleges
View Abstract
JULY 2012
Can Community Colleges Achieve Ambitious Graduation Goals?
View Abstract
MARCH 2010
U.S. Community Colleges and Lessons for British Further Education
View Abstract
OCTOBER 2009
English Further Education Through American Eyes
View Abstract
JUNE 2008
Community Colleges Under Stress
View Abstract
JANUARY 2007
Special Issue: Community College Missions in the 21st Century
View Abstract

Sign up for our E-news

to learn about new CCRC publications and upcoming presentations.
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
*

Please enter a valid email address or your email id is already exist.


Featured Publication

Defending the Community College Equity Agenda

In this book, CCRC researchers analyze how colleges have tried to improve their performance with respect to low-income students, students of color, and nontraditional students.

SEE MORE