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CCRC in the News

JULY 15, 2020

Community College Courses and the Bachelor's Degree

This Inside Higher Ed story summarizes CCRC's latest working paper on how taking a limited number of community college credits affects outcomes for students primarily enrolled in four-year institutions. Our researchers found that these "supplementally enrolled" students see employment and educational benefits from taking courses at two-year colleges. 

JULY 14, 2020

Four-Year College Students Benefit From Taking Some Community College Courses

This Community College Daily story summarizes CCRC's latest working paper, which explores how taking a limited number of community college courses affects educational and employment outcomes for students primarily enrolled in four-year institutions. 

JULY 10, 2020

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Right on Economic Impact of International College Students

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton quantified the value international students bring to the American economy in this Politifact story that frames higher education as an export. The Trump Administration recently announced that it would ban international students from staying in the U.S. if all of their courses were online.

JULY 02, 2020

South Carolina's Community Colleges Feel COVID's Effects

Community colleges in South Carolina are anticipating volatile enrollment as a result of COVID-19, Greenville News reports. In this story, CCRC Senior Research Associate John Fink explains why two-year schools—which have experience teaching online and have focused in recent years on boosting student success—are a good option during the pandemic.

JUNE 30, 2020

Looming Budget Cuts Threaten Proven Program

The latest New York City budget proposal includes a $20 million cut to CUNY's ASAP program, which research from CCRC and others indicates is cost effective and successful in improving outcomes for low-income students. CCRC Director Tom Brock told Inside Higher Ed he was "devastated" to hear about the program's uncertain fate and that he worries that the funding cut foreshadows a national trend.

JUNE 26, 2020

Coronavirus: Record Number of Courses Taken at Palm Beach State College

In this Palm Beach Post story, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins praised Palm Beach State College for reaching out to low income students and helping them complete credentials. Enrollment at the school has surged this summer, possibly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

JUNE 24, 2020

Workforce Academies Elevate Dual Enrollment at One Community College

In this Education Dive story about a dual enrollment program in a low-income community in Texas, CCRC's Davis Jenkins and John Fink describe the financial and career benefits of earning college credits before graduating from high school.

JUNE 22, 2020

College Classes for HS Students Have Been Growing in Popularity. But With K-12 Schools Shuttered, COVID Is Fueling a Dual-Enrollment Boom

More high school students are looking to accumulate college credits during the pandemic through dual enrollment programs, The 74 reports. In this story, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins said that the most impactful dual enrollment programs are those that are well-taught and include supports like advising and career coaching. 

JUNE 16, 2020

Clearinghouse and Research Center Announce New Board Members

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center announced that CCRC Director Tom Brock is joining its Board of Directors.

JUNE 15, 2020

A Productive Mashup

This Inside Higher Ed column argues that funding community colleges at the level Nikki Edgecombe, Kate Shaw, and Jessica Brathwaite call for in their CCRC blog is possible with help from the federal—rather than state—government.