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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

Community College Graduates and the COVID-19 Pandemic

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This blog post uses Census data to examine how the pandemic has affected community college graduates in the workforce. Associate degree-holders have faced significant hurdles, but their labor market experiences have been less disrupted than those of high school graduates.

Remote Data Collection: How CCRC Adapted Research Practices Amid the Pandemic

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The pandemic prohibits CCRCers from conducting site visits and in-person data collection, but that doesn't mean they've stopped gathering information. Here are some of the challenges and opportunities presented by remote research. 

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.

Why Are Community Colleges Investing in Guided Pathways Reforms in the Face of Frightening Fiscal Uncertainty?

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Based on research presented in CCRC's new guide, this blog breaks down how much guided pathways reforms cost to implement, why colleges are choosing to undertake the reforms despite those costs, and what these efforts mean for funding amid the pandemic.