CCRC in the News

March 04, 2024

Conference Highlights Importance of Dual Enrollment

At a conference focused on dual enrollment, Sarah Griffin presented on the DEEP framework and spoke with EducationNC about CCRC's dual enrollment research.

February 28, 2024

To Stem Enrollment Crisis, Should States Make Community College Free for All Residents?

Davis Jenkins told GBH News that offering college for free helps enrollment rebound at first, but two-year schools need to improve their product if they want lasting gains.

February 28, 2024

Transfers on the Rise

A new report shows the number of students transferring grew last fall, especially among disadvantaged groups. John Fink commented that the type of institutition students transfer to matters.


August 31, 2023

The Case for Corequisite Support in Dual Enrollment

Corequisite supports could reduce inequities in what’s proven to be an important pathway for preparing students to enroll and succeed in college, Jennifer Zinth and Elisabeth A. Barnett write in an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed.

April 28, 2023

Research to Inform Stronger Adult Education ESL Policy and Practice

In this guest blog, Nikki Edgecombe and George Bunch discuss their IES study focused on identifying the policies and practices that support multilingual learners in community colleges, as well as the important role of adult education English as a second language.

January 09, 2023

Students: Just Say No to Remedial Classes

In an op-ed featured in Inside Higher Ed, CCRC’s Maggie P. Fay says community college students should stand up and refuse remedial course placements.

Press Releases

February 07, 2024

New Reports Offer First State-by-State Analysis on Whether Community College Students from All Backgrounds Transfer to Four-Year Institutions and Earn Bachelor’s Degrees

Two new reports outline opportunities for states to fix transfer systems acting as barriers to community college students, including low-income, older, Black, and Hispanic learners.

February 02, 2023

The Aspen Institute and the Community College Research Center Name the Ten Colleges Selected for “Unlocking Opportunity” Initiative

A national network of 10 exceptional community colleges commits to ensuring that every student can earn a bachelor’s degree or a high-quality workforce credential.

July 06, 2021

New Research Center Aims to Address Inequities in Online Learning in College

The U.S Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences has awarded $10 million to SRI Education and CCRC to partner with Achieving the Dream and a group of nine broad-access colleges to study how educational technology and instructional strategies can bolster students’ skills for managing their own learning.