CCRC commends the president's focus on community colleges but cautions that cost is not the only obstacle to student success.
The study is one in a set of four providing the first comprehensive analysis of how state policies tying a significant portion of higher education funding to student performance impact institutional behavior.
The Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR) will conduct research to assist states and colleges in crafting policies and programs that lead to improved outcomes for struggling students.
Community college students who transfer to four-year colleges with an associate degree are more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than similar students who transfer without one, a new study has found.
Two new reports suggest that the Obama administration should proceed cautiously with its plan to encourage state-level performance funding systems.
Completing an associate degree at a community college before transferring to a four-year college, as opposed to transferring without a two-year degree, results in higher earnings for students.
A new study examines why students choose online versus face-to-face courses and finds they tend to avoid online courses in subjects they perceive as "difficult" or "interesting."
The study's authors discuss ways that colleges can optimize College 101 courses, which serve as extended college orientations for entering students.
Dual enrollment participants, many of whom were from groups historically underrepresented in higher education, demonstrated improved performance on a range of high school and college outcomes.
The two-year random assignment study found that participation in a summer bridge program increased students' likelihood of passing college-level math and writing in their first year and a half of college.