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CCRC in the News

FEBRUARY 02, 2016
Narrower Pathways to a Bachelor's Degree

In an essay for Inside Higher Ed, Joshua Wyner of the Aspen Institute and Davis Jenkins write on the need for states to develop transfer systems between community colleges and four-year institutions that are designed to preserve as many credits as possible while providing direction for students.

JANUARY 29, 2016
Uneasy Transitions

The Inlander discusses the difficulties Washington state students  especially low-income students  face when transitioning from a community college to a four-year college, citing CCRC's recent report on transfer effectiveness.

JANUARY 25, 2016
Education Spending Gap Widens Between College Haves and Have-Nots Since Recession

In an article discussing the relationship between the amount spent on education at community colleges and the increase in student enrollment over the past few years, The Hechinger Report quotes Davis Jenkins, who comments that while policymakers need to invest more in colleges that serve disadvantaged students, community colleges also need to be held accountable for their low graduation and high dropout rates.

JANUARY 23, 2016
Area Community Colleges Offering More Selection for Transfers

The Reporter-News covers Tracking Transfer, pointing to effective community college transfer as a key step in achieving Texas' goal of having a highly educated workforce.

JANUARY 22, 2016
Progress on Remediation

Inside Higher Ed highlights a study from Complete College America that found improvements in entry-level course completion in states that have adopted a corequisite approach to remediation. In the article, Nikki Edgecombe emphasizes the need to make sure that such reforms serve all students well.

JANUARY 22, 2016
This Map Shows Which States Make It Easiest and Hardest to Obtain a College Degree

Mother Jones covers CCRC's new report on transfer effectiveness, discussing several key findings of the report including variation in success across states and the effects of socioeconomic factors on students' likelihood of graduation after transferring to a four-year institution.

JANUARY 22, 2016
$7M Grant to Help Clear Career Path for Community-College Students

In The Seattle Times, Davis Jenkins discusses how plans to design program pathways at community and technical colleges in Washington State will help support students as they work toward transferring and earning a bachelor's degree.

JANUARY 21, 2016
Study: Connecticut's Minority Students Struggle to Get Bachelor's After Transferring

WNPR discusses CCRC's recent report on transfer effectiveness in regards to Connecticut's transfer students, citing having to make up lost credits as a reason for low degree completion rates.

JANUARY 20, 2016
Aid Low-Income Students and Colleges That Serve Them

In the New York Times Room for Debate section, Nikki Edgecombe discusses strategies for improving institutional performance and graduation rates in public higher education.

JANUARY 20, 2016
A Fraction of Community College Students Get Their BA

Marketplace covers CCRC's new report on transfer effectivness, discussing the variation among states' BA completion rates for community college transfer students.

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