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What’s More Valuable, an Occupational License or an Associate Degree?

A blog post by Thomas Bailey and Clive Belfield examines the interactions of licenses and degrees

Thomas Brock Named Next Director of CCRC

A nationally recognized higher education researcher, Brock will begin as CCRC's new director on September 1

Using Dual Enrollment to Promote College Readiness

A new brief from Education Commission of the States discusses techniques for making sure dual enrollment benefits more than just the highest achievers

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What’s More Valuable, an Occupational License or an Associate Degree?A blog post by Thomas Bailey and Clive Belfield examines the interactions of licenses and degrees
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Redesigning Advising With the Help of Technology: Early Experiences of Three Institutions
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Redesigning Advising With the Help of Technology: Early Experiences of Three Institutions

This report describes how three institutions—the University of North Carolina, Charlotte; California State University, Fresno; and Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania—are approaching comprehensive, technology-based advising reforms.

Strengthening Transfer Paths to a Bachelor’s Degree: Identifying Effective Two-Year to Four-Year College Partnerships
June 2018
Strengthening Transfer Paths to a Bachelor’s Degree: Identifying Effective Two-Year to Four-Year College Partnerships

This Community College Review article, based on a CCRC working paper, offers a framework for identifying effective partnerships between two- and four-year institutions that enable community college entrants to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree in a timely fashion.

The Impact of Occupational Licensing on Labor Market Outcomes of College-Educated Workers
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The Impact of Occupational Licensing on Labor Market Outcomes of College-Educated Workers

This paper identifies the effects of licenses on a set of labor market outcomes for the college-educated workforce using newly available national Current Population Survey data merged with data from the U.S. Department of Labor on state-level, occupation-specific licensing requirements.

What Accounts for Gaps in Student Loan Default, and What Happens After
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What Accounts for Gaps in Student Loan Default, and What Happens After

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New on the CCRC Blog

June 25, 2018

Thomas Bailey and Clive Belfield describe findings from their just-released CCRC working paper, The Impact of Occupational Licensing on Labor Market Outcomes of College-Educated Workers, which examines the interactions of licenses and degrees.

June 20, 2018

In a recent brief for the National Summer Learning Association, Vivian Liu explains her research on the impact of Year-Round Pell Grants on students enrolling in summer courses, earning credits and completing college.

June 19, 2018

Hana Lahr describes what CCRC's Scale of Adoption Assessment (SOAA) is and how it can help colleges design comprehensive institutional reforms.

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