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This blog post uses U.S. Census data to provide a state-by-state breakdown of how the pandemic changed students' college decisions.

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Transfer pathways are key to improving equity in higher education. Here are four institutional roadblocks that regularly impede transfer student success.

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The pandemic has challenged associate degree-holders, but Americans with just a high school diploma have endured even more significant labor market disruption.

How Equitable is Access to AP and Dual Enrollment Across States and School Districts?
How Guided Pathways Reforms Can Improve Support for Adult Students: Lessons From Three Tennessee Community Colleges
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In this Q&A, Lorain County Community College President Marcia Ballinger explains how dual enrollment helps grow talent and jobs in the community.

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Colleges can take advantage of key opportunities to address racial/ethnic equity gaps by intervening early in students’ postsecondary careers.

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This blog post examines how the pandemic is affecting households with community college students and sheds light on why community college enrollments are down.

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The pandemic prohibits CCRCers from conducting site visits and in-person data collection, but that doesn't mean they've stopped gathering information.

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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.

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Latest Research Findings

Can Dual Enrollment Algebra Reduce Racial/Ethnic Gaps in Early STEM Outcomes? Evidence From Florida
February 2021
Can Dual Enrollment Algebra Reduce Racial/Ethnic Gaps in Early STEM Outcomes? Evidence From Florida

Using descriptive methods as well as a quasi-experimental approach, this report examines the early college outcomes of Florida high school students who enrolled in a dual enrollment college algebra course.

Implementing and Scaling Multiple Measures Assessment in the Context of COVID-19
January 2021
Implementing and Scaling Multiple Measures Assessment in the Context of COVID-19

This brief discusses how community college systems in four states—Indiana, Virginia, Texas, and Washington—supported large-scale changes to student placement practices in reaction to challenges associated with the COVID pandemic.

How Guided Pathways Reforms Can Improve Support for Adult Students: Lessons From Three Tennessee Community Colleges
January 2021
How Guided Pathways Reforms Can Improve Support for Adult Students: Lessons From Three Tennessee Community Colleges

Drawing on interview data, this report discusses strategies that three guided pathways colleges use to help adult students enter programs of study, stay on path, and enhance learning.

Using Technology to Redesign College Advising and Student Support: Findings and Lessons From Three Colleges' Efforts to Build on the iPASS Initiative
December 2020
Using Technology to Redesign College Advising and Student Support: Findings and Lessons From Three Colleges' Efforts to Build on the iPASS Initiative

This report summarizes enhancements to technology-based advising at three institutions and their effects on students' academic outcomes for four semesters after study entry.

New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

March 02, 2021

This blog uses Census Bureau data to offer a state-by-state look at how COVID-19 has disrupted students' college plans.

February 25, 2021

Matsudaira, a senior research scholar at CCRC, will serve as deputy undersecretary in the office responsible for higher education, adult education, and federal student aid.

February 08, 2021

Since the pandemic began, CCRC has been thinking about COVID-19's many impacts on community colleges. Here, you'll find a roundup of our coronavirus-related blog posts and media mentions.

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