CCRC in the News

September 21, 2023

Report Finds Guided Pathways Adoption Slow

“There has been a lot done on the ground not only to implement the processes in the Guided Pathways model, but to scale them,” Taylor Myers told Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. “This is something that takes a lot of time. This is not an overnight reform.”

September 13, 2023

Why Community Colleges Can Be a Powerful Resource to Strengthen the Clinical Workforce Pipeline

A new article by the American Hospital Association suggests that as hospitals and health systems continue to renew and strengthen the clinical workforce pipeline, they may want to take a closer look at how community colleges can help in this area. 

September 08, 2023

His Parents Arrived In LA Educated, In Spanish. How Their Experience Is Shaping Community College Classes

Nikki Edgecombe posed a question to the LAist: “How can we affirm the linguistic diversity of our communities and leverage that linguistic diversity to support healthy communities, to have more workers with some post-secondary training that can then work in support and serve those communities better?”


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 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.

May 26, 2021

How Community Colleges Can Bring Black, Hispanic, and Native American Adults Back to Campus and Help Them Earn Valuable Credentials

In a new set of studies, the Community College Research Center explores what states and community colleges can do to address the needs of racially minoritized adult learners who want to return to college to retrain for a new job, pursue a better job, or earn more money—especially in light of job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.