Research Projects

April 2006–March 2007

CCRC used student record data to investigate the persistence of dual enrollment students in postsecondary education compared to similar peers who did not participate in dual enrollment.

October 2000–December 2006

CCRC analyzed the roles of community colleges, their organizational changes, and how their missions conflicted or complemented one another with regard to college curriculum and operations.

October 2000–November 2006

As part of CCRC's National Field Study of Community Colleges, CCRC investigated policy and instruction for boosting academic preparedness in fifteen community colleges across the country.

October 2000–November 2006

This study explored the structures, conditions, and practices of web-based education at 15 community colleges.

October 2000–November 2006

This study examined the development of new programs and their place within the evolving community college mission of workforce development.

October 2000–November 2006

This examination of guidance and counseling was undertaken as part of CCRC’s National Field Study of 15 community colleges.

September 2003–August 2006

CCRC investigated nurse preparation and the workplace demands of novice nurses, comparing baccalaureate and associate degree programs in nursing.

August 2003–July 2006

This study evaluated Learning Through Simulated Information Technology Enterprises, a program that offered a simulated business experience to business and information technology students.

June 2005–June 2006

This project tracked the experience and outcomes of low-income students, students of color, students who enrolled in college at an older age, and part-time students.

May 2005–January 2006

CCRC reviewed state policies supporting the College and Career Transitions Initiative, which aimed to strengthen partnerships between high schools, community colleges, and local labor markets.

October 2003–October 2005

CCRC researchers investigated the characteristics of successful credit-based transition programs, which allow high school students to take college-level classes.

May 2003–January 2005

Using national and state databases on undergraduate students, this project examined the role of community colleges in promoting educational attainment among Blacks and Hispanic students.

June 2003–August 2005

CCRC assisted the Ford Foundation in evaluating the activities and impacts of its Bridges to Opportunity initiative in Colorado, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Ohio, and Washington.

June 2003–April 2004

CCRC undertook a national survey of community college involvement in adult education for the Council for the Advancement of Adult Literacy.

January 2002–December 2003

CCRC reviewed the literature on college credit programs for high school students: dual enrollment, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Tech Prep, and middle college high schools.

January 2002–December 2002

This study examined the outsourcing of instruction at community colleges to independent firms—a growing but still limited practice largely confined to noncredit courses.

April 1999–December 2002

CCRC examined access to postsecondary opportunity and educational achievement at the City University of New York (CUNY) for immigrant and racial/ethnic minority students.

June 2000–June 2002

The National Center for Postsecondary Improvement (NCPI) joined with CCRC to pursue an exploratory study comparing for-profit and public two-year colleges.

April 2000–April 2002

CCRC used national survey data to compare the characteristics of occupational students in community colleges with those of their peers in academic programs and students in baccalaureate programs.

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