CCRC in the News

July 03, 2024

Promoting Equity in Developmental Education Reform: A Conversation with Nikki Edgecombe and Michael Weiss

In this episode of Evidence First, Leigh Parise talks with Nikki Edgecombe of CCRC and CAPR and Michael Weiss of MDRC talk about what has been learned about promoting equity in developmental education reform.

June 11, 2024

Diving Into How Community Colleges Used HEERF Money

Federal COVID funding to community colleges during the pandemic may have ended last summer, but a new study examines how two-year colleges used those funds and gauges areas of concern now that the money is gone.

June 07, 2024

Long Waitlists for Introductory English at City College of San Francisco

Some faculty and students say the community college isn’t offering enough sections of the often required course, leading to program completion delays and frustration.


March 22, 2024

How to Boost Community College Transfers

What can we learn from two- and four-year institutions where transfer student success is higher than the national average? Tatiana Velasco shares four key takeaways in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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.

Press Releases

June 11, 2024

How Community Colleges Used Federal COVID Funding, Where the Funding Succeeded, and What Happens Now

A new study finds that community colleges spent nearly all the pandemic relief funding they received and used it to address a variety of student and institutional needs. It also finds that the relief helped colleges quickly pivot to online instruction and address emerging student needs.

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.