Pandemic-Period Changes in Enrollment and Success Among Young Adults at Tennessee Community Colleges

TBR—The College System of Tennessee | November 2023

This brief describes the pandemic-period changes in enrollment and student success for young adult students at Tennessee’s 13 community colleges. After identifying areas where community colleges have bounced back and areas of ongoing challenges, this brief concludes with a description of new projects and tools designed to help the system promote pandemic recovery.


How Florida Community and Technical Colleges Are Aligning CTE Programming to the Labor Market in a Post-COVID Era

WestEd | October 2023

Jenna Terrell, Diana Roldan-Rueda, Angela Estacion, Hayler Spencer & Cameron Sublett

This brief describes findings from a statewide survey in Florida that sheds light on how community and technical colleges are examining student and economic data, creating processes for program review and market alignment, engaging industries and businesses, and supporting student success in career and technical education (CTE) after the pandemic.


Pandemic Relief Funding Dashboard

CCRC | October 2023

Hollie Daniels

A new interactive Tableau dashboard presents publicly available award and spending data on HEER Funds from the Education Stabilization Fund (ESF) Transparency Portal. Users are able to examine funding and spending trends at community colleges across the country by region, state, and other institutional characteristics.


“We Will Not Go Back to What We Had”: Faculty’s Efforts to Deliver Effective Distance Education in the Los Angeles Community College District

Center for Education Policy Research | August 2023

Elise Swanson, Rachel Worsham, and Soumya Mishra

In response to student demand that arose during the pandemic, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has modified its course offerings to allow for more online and hybrid options. This brief examines faculty reactions to the use of a variety of course modality options.


The Tennessee Coaching Project: Enhancing Corequisite Learning Support With Success Coaching at Community Colleges

TBR—The College System of Tennessee | June 2023

In a pilot project at two Tennessee colleges, success coaches work with students to navigate coursework, connect with campus resources, and explore careers. This brief overview of the first year of the Tennessee Coaching Project details early results that suggest that coaching had a positive impact on student success.


Pandemic Relief Funding for Community Colleges

CCRC | June 2023

Hollie Daniels, Tia Monahan, and Megan Anderson

In response to the pandemic, over $75 billion of federal money was directed to institutions of higher education through the Higher Education Emergency Relief (HEER) Funds. This brief describes the broad purposes of the funds, and it provides a first look at how much funding was awarded to and spent by the nation’s community colleges between March 2020 and February 2023.


The High School to College Pathway: Enrollment & Success for Recent High School Graduates at Tennessee Community Colleges

TBR—The College System of Tennessee | March 2023

This dashboard tracks trends in community college enrollment, selection of academic focus area, and student success across several metrics over the last decade. It allows users to filter the data by community college, high school region, K-12 district, high school, race and ethnicity, Pell recipient status, number of learning supports needed, and full or part-time enrollment status.


Transfer and Progress: Fall 2022 Report

NSC Research Center | March 2023

This report combines information on current term transfer rates with data on community college students who reach transfer and completion milestones within six years. It also expands on previous transfer reports with additional levels of disaggregation and introduces a new experimental measure of students’ income background.

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