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Shifting Sectors: How a Commonly Used Federal Datapoint Undercounts Over a Million Community College Students

Shifting Sectors: How a Commonly Used Federal Datapoint Undercounts Over a Million Community College Students

The IPEDS definition of public-two year colleges no longer fits the community college sector and its students, making it more challenging for policy research to provide an accurate statistical picture of these institutions. In this blog post, John Fink and Davis Jenkins describe CCRC's alternative definition.

League for Innovation Annual Conference: CCRC Live Blog

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CCRC researchers presented on guided pathways, equity, and more during the 2020 League for Innovation in the Community College annual conference. Check out we happened in Seattle! 

Community Colleges and the Future of Work

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Forthcoming work from CCRC and MIT aims to assess how community colleges can prepare students—particularly those from low-income and first-generation backgrounds—to adapt to and succeed in the evolving workforce.

Supporting the Supporters: Empowering Adjuncts to Promote Student Success

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Students in developmental and gateway courses taught by adjunct faculty have negative longer-term outcomes but positive or neutral short-term outcomes. In this blog post, CCRC's Florence Ran and Susan Bickerstaff outline explanations for why.

What’s More Valuable, an Occupational License or an Associate Degree? New Evidence Indicates Both Are Better Than One

What’s More Valuable, an Occupational License or an Associate Degree? New Evidence Indicates Both Are Better Than One

Thomas Bailey and Clive Belfield describe findings from their just-released CCRC working paper, The Impact of Occupational Licensing on Labor Market Outcomes of College-Educated Workers, which examines the interactions of licenses and degrees.