The Mixed Methods Blog

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

Strengthening Connections Between Community Colleges and Disciplinary Societies


This post describes the benefits that disciplinary societies can offer community college faculty and students and shares findings from a report on the recent workshop Strengthening Engagement Between Disciplinary Societies and Community Colleges.

Opening the Dual Enrollment Door Wider for English Learners: A Case Study From Maryland

Opening the Dual Enrollment Door Wider for English Learners: A Case Study From Maryland

Anne Arundel Community College and Anne Arundel County Public Schools are launching a summer bridge program for rising high school seniors designated as English learners.

How Improvements in Community College Transfer Pathways Could Help With Teacher Labor Shortages


CCRC research on transfer in Michigan indicates that improving transfer pathways between community and four-year colleges could go a long way toward increasing the number of future educators.

Why the First Year Matters Most for Transfer


In a blog post for Inside Higher Ed, Umika Kumar argues that to help more students transfer, colleges should invest in their first year, highlighting practices from CCRC's Ask-Connect-Inspire-Plan (ACIP) framework.

How Much Are Community College Graduates Earning Two Years Later?


In an update to their Tableau dashboard using IPEDS data to show which credentials students are completing by college and state, John Fink and Davis Jenkins incorporated earnings data to lend additional insight into programs' postgraduation outcomes.