The Mixed Methods Blog

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

Help Us Set a Research Agenda on the Role of Community Colleges in the Green Jobs Economy

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In April, CCRC will host a half-day symposium to elevate the role community colleges play in addressing climate change and highlight the needs and opportunities for public and private sector coordination in order to help community colleges fulfill their promise in preparing students for the green economy.

What is the Role of Community Colleges in Healthcare Training?

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To better understand the role that community colleges play in training healthcare workers, CCRC analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)  to describe the availability of health-related programs—including nursing, allied health, and public health—and the number and characteristics of students who completed credentials in those programs. Maria Cormier breaks down what the data suggests about community college healthcare programs.