Press Releases

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Despite fears that the liberal arts are on the ropes, humanities and liberal arts education is not in decline in public colleges in the United States, according to a new analysis from the Community College Research Center.

Thomas Brock, a nationally recognized higher education researcher who has been leading the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, will become the next director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC).

Thomas Bailey, the director of the Community College Research Center (CCRC) since its founding in 1996, has been named the next president of Teachers College, where he has been an economics of education professor since 1990.

A new study from CCRC and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center is the first to look state by state at how many high school students are taking community college classes and how they do when they move on to college.

A new CCRC research brief on the American Honors program looks at the population served by the program, its key features, and the perspectives of students, faculty, and staff.