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The Mixed Methods Blog
The Mixed Methods Blog

The Mixed Methods Blog

Perspectives from our researchers, highlights from recent studies, and other news about CCRC

Behind the Enrollment Numbers: How COVID Has Changed Students’ Plans for Community College

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Based on survey data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, this blog post examines how the pandemic is affecting households with community college students and sheds light on why community college enrollments are down.

When Preparation Meets Opportunity: The Benefits of Integrated Credit and Noncredit Divisions During the Pandemic

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The economic fallout from the pandemic makes it all the more important to align credit and noncredit workforce programming. High-quality, low-cost training that leads to living-wage jobs must be accessible.

Inside CCRC: Senior Research Associate Hana Lahr’s Journey From Music and Politics to Higher Education

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In the latest edition of our Inside CCRC blog series, Senior Research Associate Hana Lahr describes the many hats she's worn at community colleges, as well as her experience on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. 

Aligning Credit/Noncredit Workforce Programs: Lessons Learned from the Capital One Working Group

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For five years, 13 community colleges have discussed conditions and offered suggestions for how best to bridge the gap between credit and noncredit programs. This blog post describes what they've found.

Addressing Postsecondary Math Obstacles Faced by Underserved Students

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In order to close equity gaps in developmental math, colleges must address the specific challenges that less privileged students face, including stereotype threat and instructor bias.