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.
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.
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.
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 Named Next Director of the Community College Research Center at Teachers College
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, Founding Director of the Community College Research Center, Named President of Teachers College, Columbia University
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.
New Research Shows College Graduation Rates for Dual Enrollment Students Vary Widely by State—and by Income
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.
Community College Students, Faculty See Significant Benefits in For-Profit Partnership to Create Honors Programs
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.
Is It Really Cheaper to Start at a Community College? The Effect of Loss of Credits on the Cost of a Bachelor’s Degree
A new CCRC report investigates whether it is really cheaper to start studying for a bachelor’s degree at a community college, given the roadblocks students face when they transfer to a four-year college.
New Report Finds Associate Degrees Significantly Boost Earnings, Certificates a Riskier Investment
A new paper synthesizing research from eight states finds that associate degrees consistently and significantly increase workers' earning power—even during major economic downturns such as the Great Recession—but certificates have a more mixed record at boosting earnings.