Research Projects

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.

June 2003–April 2004

CCRC undertook a national survey of community college involvement in adult education for the Council for the Advancement of Adult Literacy.

October 2000–November 2006

This examination of guidance and counseling was undertaken as part of CCRC’s National Field Study of 15 community colleges.

October 2000–November 2006

As part of CCRC's National Field Study of Community Colleges, CCRC investigated policy and instruction for boosting academic preparedness in fifteen community colleges across the country.

June 2000–June 2002

The National Center for Postsecondary Improvement (NCPI) joined with CCRC to pursue an exploratory study comparing for-profit and public two-year colleges.

January 2002–December 2002

This study examined the outsourcing of instruction at community colleges to independent firms—a growing but still limited practice largely confined to noncredit courses.

August 2008–January 2011

CCRC examined the factors influencing states' decisions to implement or not to implement performance funding for higher education and the demise of two performance funding programs.

November 2005–October 2007

CCRC conducted a three-year study of the implementation of Achieving College Transitions Now (ACT Now!) at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

April 2004–April 2007

CCRC conducted a study of the implementation of the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) at six middle schools around the country.

October 2003–October 2005

CCRC researchers investigated the characteristics of successful credit-based transition programs, which allow high school students to take college-level classes.

November 2005–April 2013

CCRC evaluated the “culture of evidence” model of institutional improvement that was being tested by Achieving the Dream’s participating colleges.

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