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CCRC is concerned about the future of the planet, we know our practices have negatively affected the environment, and we will do better moving forward.

The U.S. Capitol

CCRC's Judith Scott-Clayton testified before the Senate HELP Committee on the need to simply the FAFSA form as a matter of equity and college access.

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Though remote experiences cannot replace the relationships students and advisors build when they're together on campus, here's how colleges provided support when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

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CCRC's Sarah Griffin and Maria Scott Cormier describe three key skills employers expect community college graduates to possess amid the evolving economic environment.

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Since the pandemic began, CCRC has considered COVID-19's implications for community colleges. Here, you'll find a roundup of our coronavirus-related blog posts and media mentions.

In this blog post, experts offer ideas for keeping staff and students engaged and feeling supported while everyone is remote.

Anti-Racist Policy Should Include Adequate, Equitable Community College Funding

Budgets signal who and what a society values. To that end, anti-racist higher education policies should allocate greater financial resources to community colleges.

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Latest Research Findings

Lessons Learned From Advising Redesigns at Three Colleges
October 2020
Lessons Learned From Advising Redesigns at Three Colleges

This report presents findings on the implementation of technology-mediated advising reforms at California State University at Fresno, Montgomery County Community College, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

High School Dual Enrollment in Florida: Effects on College Outcomes by Race/Ethnicity and Course Modality
October 2020
High School Dual Enrollment in Florida: Effects on College Outcomes by Race/Ethnicity and Course Modality

Using data on two cohorts of Florida students who started public high school in 2007 and 2012, this report analyzes dual enrollment course-taking and outcomes by racial/ethnic group (Black, Hispanic, White) and course modality (face-to-face on-college-campus, face-to-face off-campus, and online).

The Dual Enrollment Playbook: A Guide to Equitable Acceleration for Students
October 2020
The Dual Enrollment Playbook: A Guide to Equitable Acceleration for Students

Based on research conducted in three states, this report identifies five principles that undergird the strategies and practices of equitable dual enrollment partnerships.

Labor Market Trajectories for Community College Graduates: New Evidence Spanning the Great Recession
August 2020
Labor Market Trajectories for Community College Graduates: New Evidence Spanning the Great Recession

This paper estimates labor market returns to terminal associate's degrees and certificates, with a particular focus on how returns for different credential types evolve over a longer period of time (11 years post-entry) than most prior studies.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

October 15, 2020

CCRC is concerned about the future of the planet, we know our practices have negatively affected the environment, and we will do better moving forward.  

October 14, 2020

In a video interview, CCRC's Lauren Pellegrino and UNCC's LeeFredrick Bowen discuss effective advising and how advisors have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 21, 2020

This essay is adapted from CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton's testimony before the Senate HELP Committee on the need to simplify the FAFSA form as a matter of equity and college access.

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