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New on CCRC's Mixed Methods Blog

Announcing the Community College Practice-Research-Policy Exchange

Officially launching in fall 2021, the initiative will develop a practitioner-defined national community college research agenda and disseminate research findings throughout the country.

CCRC in the News

MAY 03, 2021

How Colleges can Ensure this Year's High School Graduates Aren't Left Behind

Community colleges across the country are experimenting with ways to rebound from pandemic-related enrollment slides. CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins told Higher Ed Dive that in order to bring students back into the classroom, colleges must make it clear that their programs will lead to a good job or a bachelor's degree.

APRIL 29, 2021

Biden’s Plan to Make Community College Tuition Free Could Help NW Students, Local Administrators Say

President Biden's call for free community college is an acknowledgment that workers need a postsecondary credential to meaningfully participate in the economy, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins told Union-Bulletin. 

APRIL 29, 2021

Biden’s Plans to Expand Free Education may be new for America. But in Other Countries, They’re the Norm.

During his April 28 speech, President Biden said his proposal to expand access to free community college will help the United States compete with the rest of the world. CCRC Director Thomas Brock told The Washington Post that America's community colleges are difficult to compare to other countries' higher education systems, though similarities can be drawn to Canada, Australia, and Britain, where financial aid is also used to offset high tuition.