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CCRC in the News

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

Though a new survey indicates community colleges are seeing a rise in their summer enrollment numbers following the reinstatement of the year-round Pell grant, CCRC Postdoctoral Research Associate Vivian Liu said colleges should strive for even more growth: “It’s essentially free money,” Liu said in an email to Inside Higher Ed. “Why aren’t more people taking advantage of it?”

NOVEMBER 14, 2018

Enrolling community college students can be a promising option for four-year institutions looking to boost stagnant or sagging enrollment numbers. CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink spoke to Minnesota Public Radio about the declining high school population there and what that means for universities seeking out freshmen.

NOVEMBER 12, 2018

This Inside Higher Ed essay builds on CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink’s latest blog post, which explores how access to dual enrollment and advanced placement vary by race and gender across states.

NOVEMBER 08, 2018

People saddled with student debt don’t just incur financial costs, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Borrowers, she said, also combat, “the stress, the anxiety, the time and energy [needed] … to get out of trouble.”

OCTOBER 29, 2018

A new study of Tennessee’s transition courses found that participation yielded some benefits to high school students. But there are still gaps in the literature that must be filled to understand how the reform can be implemented effectively, CCRC Senior Research Scientist Elisabeth Barnett told Education Week.

OCTOBER 17, 2018

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton discussed the "crisis levels" of delinquency that student borrowers are facing with Bloomberg: “You have to wonder if the lack of transparency surrounding [student] loans is intentional,” she said.

OCTOBER 10, 2018

California’s innovative proposal for an online community college aims to increase access to higher education for working adults. CCRC Senior Research Scientist Elisabeth Barnett spoke to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education about the advantages an option like this could provide.

OCTOBER 09, 2018

How do adjunct faculty affect student academic outcomes? CCRC’s January 2017 working paper, referenced in this Campus Technology story, suggests adjuncts have a negative effect on subsequent course enrollment and performance.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

A number of publications, including Inside Higher Ed, covered the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness’ (CAPR) latest report, which investigates the effects of multiple measures placement. Researchers found that SUNY community colleges that leveraged assessment tools beyond standardized tests boosted enrollment in college-level courses.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

The Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder wrote about CCRC and MDRC’s July guide, “Toward Better College Course Placement,” which provides recommendations for colleges interested in implementing multiple measures assessment.