Press Releases

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.

A new research study by CCRC and MDRC will evaluate the effect of technology-mediated advising using the most rigorous research methods.

Dr. Biden’s speech at Teachers College, Columbia University, on November 17 was followed by a distinguished panel on the future of community colleges.

Seeking to diversify the nation’s pool of computer scientists and fill shortfalls in the number of graduates, CCRC and Education, Training, Research (ETR) are releasing two complementary research reports that explore ways to encourage community college students to pursue degrees in computer science and related fields.

Dr. Jill Biden, a community college educator and the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will be the featured speaker at an event celebrating the 20th anniversary of CCRC on Thursday, November 17, 7:00 p.m. at Teachers College, Columbia University.

A new book outlining the findings from the most extensive study to date of the implementation and impacts of performance funding finds that it has failed to consistently improve student achievement.

College students who enroll in 15 credits in their first semester accumulate many more credits over the course of their college careers and are much more likely to graduate than students who initially enroll in only 12 credits, according to a new CCRC study.

Recognizing the critical need to help millions of community college students failed by current transfer practices and policies, a new report released today provides a detailed guide for two- and four-year colleges on how to improve bachelor’s degree outcomes for students who start at community college. 

Corequisite remediation for academically underprepared students is significantly more cost-effective in Tennessee community colleges than the old model, according to a new CCRC research brief.

A new report by CCRC, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center finds that across the United States, only 14% of students starting in community colleges transfer to four-year schools and earn a bachelor’s degree within six years of entry.