The Mixed Methods Blog

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

CCRC in 2021: A Year in Review

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Despite all the challenges of this year, CCRC researchers continued to launch new work, engage with the field, and chart the pandemic's impact on community colleges. Here, we reflect on the year that was, highlighting these accomplishments and more.

What Will Work Look Like for Community College Graduates in a COVID World?

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This post highlights four key pandemic-related economic trends that are shaping American jobs and how community colleges can ensure students are prepared to thrive in this new world of work. 

An Updated Look at Community College Graduates and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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This post describes how, as the pandemic nears the end of its second year, community college degrees continue protect graduates and whether initial pandemic-related disruptions are becoming permanent features of the labor market.

How COVID-19 Changed Students’ Plans for Community College in Fall 2021

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect community college students. This blog post summarizes the level of disruption at the start of this academic year compared to the disruptions of the last academic year in a simple phrase: “half as much.”

Will Students Be Prepared for Community College Post-Pandemic?

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This is blog post analyzes U.S. Census data to gauge how school has changed during the pandemic for students who said they planned to attend community college. Findings suggest future students may not be as well-prepared as prior community college cohorts.