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Understanding the Strengths and Challenges Facing Rural Community Colleges

This blog post describes key takeaways from our guided pathways summer institute for rural colleges, including suggestions for reframing the barriers many colleges face as assets. 

CCRC in the News

OCTOBER 20, 2021

Lesson Study Could Transform Community College Math Instruction

This Campus Technology story provides an overview of CCRC's new Lesson Study report, which describes a mixed-method study of the adapted model’s implementation among community college faculty, as well as  limited findings on student learning and progression in developmental mathematics.

OCTOBER 14, 2021

The Effects of COVID on Community Colleges and Students

Community colleges have adapted significantly throughout the course of the pandemic, shifting to online programming, attempting to counteract enrollment slides, and more. CCRC Director Tom Brock described these changes in this Affordable Colleges Online piece, explaining how the two-year sector has changed in the last 18 months as well as what he thinks may be ahead for community colleges.

OCTOBER 08, 2021

‘Demographics Are Not Destiny’

A new report from Brookings found that community college students enrolled in programs with more underrepresented students earn less and struggle to pay back their student loans. In light of these findings, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins told Inside Higher Ed that many colleges have programs that lead to well-paying jobs—it's just a matter of steering students toward them.