The Mixed Methods Blog

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

How South Puget Sound Community College Made Its Selective Nursing Program More Diverse While Making Its Students More Successful

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In this blog post, Dean of Allied Health & Nursing Marriya Wright explains how South Puget Sound Community College's shift to admission criteria based on course grades led to huge increases in diversity and student success.

Students’ Perspectives on Apprenticeships and Workforce Education

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In this blog post, CCRC Research Assistant Tucker Reyes shares insights gleaned from his master's research into how workforce programs can help socioeconomically disadvantaged students achieve their career goals.

Unlocking Opportunity: Rethinking Community College Programs to Ensure Equitable Post-Graduation Success

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The Aspen Institute and CCRC are launching Unlocking Opportunity: The Post-Graduation Success and Equity Network, a project to accelerate the next phase of reform at 10 community colleges.

Rethinking Community College Workforce Programs

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In this essay, Jim Jacobs argues that community colleges need to consider whether their workforce development programs are helping or hurting their equity missions.

Short-Term Pell Grants Must Be Designed to Protect Students, Taxpayers

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Low-income adults should have access to Pell Grants. Here, we suggest several guardrails to increase the likelihood of successful educational and employment outcomes for participants.