Research Projects

January 2010–July 2010

CCRC conducted multivariate analyses of the effects of participating in the Community College of Baltimore County's Accelerated Learning Program for upper level developmental writing students.

May 2009–July 2013

CCRC evaluated the I-BEST program model, which pairs basic skills and career–technical instructors in the classroom so that students gain basic and occupational skills simultaneously.

February 2010–April 2013

With the Institute for Higher Education Leadership, CCRC is leading an evaluation of the Student Achievement Initiative, a policy to reward colleges for improvements in student achievement.

August 2008–March 2012

CCRC completed a three-year study on the role of associate degrees in preparing graduates for information technology (IT) jobs in the Seattle and Detroit labor markets.

March 2008

CCRC's paper on dual enrollment data systems and research aims to help states and districts think about and develop data systems to evaluate the outcomes of their dual enrollment programs.

January 2008–June 2012

CCRC studied the implementation and program impacts of the career-focused dual enrollment programs in California's Concurrent Courses Initiative.

June 2008

Hosted by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education, this symposium was focused on improving student transitions at community colleges.

April 2007–October 2007

CCRC partnered with the Connecticut Community College System to study the impact of developmental education policies on student success.

July 2008–June 2009

CCRC served as an evaluation partner for AMTEC, a consortium of 25 community colleges and 21 automotive manufacturing and service companies.

February 2006–June 2010

Through interviews with students and faculty and classroom observations, CCRC researchers examined students’ persistence and leaving processes at two urban community colleges.

May 2006–June 2009

CCRC examined community college noncredit workforce instruction and contract training, reviewing state policies in all 50 states and conducting case studies of 20 community colleges.

June 2006–May 2009

CCRC developed and tested a curricular supplement called the Content Comprehension Strategy Intervention with developmental education students at three community colleges.

April 2006–March 2007

CCRC used student record data to investigate the persistence of dual enrollment students in postsecondary education compared to similar peers who did not participate in dual enrollment.

June 2005–June 2006

This project tracked the experience and outcomes of low-income students, students of color, students who enrolled in college at an older age, and part-time students.

July 2006–July 2010

CCRC collaborated with Jobs for the Future and the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems to help states use data to improve students' college access and attainment.

April 1999–December 2002

CCRC examined access to postsecondary opportunity and educational achievement at the City University of New York (CUNY) for immigrant and racial/ethnic minority students.

September 2003–August 2006

CCRC investigated nurse preparation and the workplace demands of novice nurses, comparing baccalaureate and associate degree programs in nursing.

October 2000–November 2006

This study examined the development of new programs and their place within the evolving community college mission of workforce development.

April 2000–April 2002

CCRC used national survey data to compare the characteristics of occupational students in community colleges with those of their peers in academic programs and students in baccalaureate programs.

October 2000–November 2006

This study explored the structures, conditions, and practices of web-based education at 15 community colleges.

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