The Mixed Methods Blog

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

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.

Meet the PEAR Fellows: CJ Libassi


As a Postsecondary Education Applied Research (PEAR) fellow, CJ Libassi is digging into quantitative methods and exploring his interests in college access and student loan policy.

From “Random Acts” and “Programs of Privilege” to Dual Enrollment Equity Pathways

From “Random Acts” and “Programs of Privilege” to Dual Enrollment Equity Pathways

CCRC researchers describe an emerging approach to dual enrollment called dual enrollment equity pathways, or DEEP, in which community colleges partner with middle and high schools to motivate and prepare underserved students to pursue college pathways in fields of interest.

Introducing CCRC’s Summer 2022 Guided Pathways Institute Cohort


CCRC’s Guided Pathways Summer Institute is back! Following a competitive application and interview process, 22 teams representing 24 colleges in 18 states were selected for the 2022 institute.

Meet the PEAR Fellows: Melissa Herman


Melissa Herman, a member of the first class of PEAR Fellows at CCRC and Teachers College, is devoting her career to expanding educational opportunities for students in her hometown of New York City.