Research Projects

July 2021–June 2024

In this mixed-methods project, researchers will describe the support networks and help-seeking preferences and behaviors of first-generation students at four public colleges in California.

January 2022–December 2023

In this two-year project, CCRC will develop additional guidance for state policymakers on how they can support the scaling of dual enrollment equity pathways (DEEP) practices across their states.

October 2019–September 2023

This project will study whether whole-college guided pathways reforms can improve STEM outcomes for underrepresented students and students generally.

September 2020–July 2023

To support colleges' efforts to implement guided pathways reforms, CCRC is developing a set of resources that includes workshop curricula and materials as well as summer data institutes.

July 2019–June 2023

This exploratory study will examine English learners’ experiences in community college; it will focus on institutional policies and practices related to their enrollment and advancement in English as a Second Language and developmental English courses as well as college-level courses and programs likely to impact their academic outcomes.

January 2021–March 2023

In this project, CCRC is using a mixed-methods design to examine how community colleges promote and facilitate enrollment, persistence, and transfer in humanities fields.

December 2019–December 2022

CCRC is evaluating the Caring Campus Initiative, a project designed to create a positive, supportive campus culture and to increase students’ sense of connectedness to the college through the development of student-centered behaviors and activities among faculty and staff.

November 2020–October 2022

This project will address the need for targeted efforts to support Black, Latinx, and low-income students and close achievement gaps.

September 2016–September 2022

CCRC is working with the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC), the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE), and the state’s 23 community and technical colleges to create guided pathways for students to postsecondary credentials and careers.

August 2015–August 2022

Over the course of this three-year project, CCRC will seek to build knowledge and tools that will help practitioners implement effective guided pathways reforms.

July 2019–December 2021

In collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Task Force on the Work of the Future, CCRC is examining how employers’ adoption of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics is impacting workforce education programs at community colleges, with a focus on programs and practices that offer meaningful opportunities for low income and underrepresented students to advance economically.

January 2020–December 2021

As part of the next frontier of guided pathways work, CCRC and WestEd are studying how community colleges are partnering with local employers, universities, and K-12 schools to build cross-sector educational pathways to good jobs in their communities.

September 2018–August 2021

Led by the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, this project seeks to create a new paradigm for college and career readiness in mathematics and in doing so reduce equity gaps and prepare students for success in postsecondary education and a range of occupations.

July 2017–July 2021

In partnership with Education Northwest (EdNW), CCRC tested the usability of Lesson Study among instructors teaching developmental mathematics at three community colleges in Oregon.

March 2012–January 2021

CCRC is assessing the effectiveness of technology-based advising to assist students in choosing careers, programs, and course sequences and helping to develop guidelines for their use.

July 2016–December 2020

CCRC and MDRC are working with colleges in Minnesota and Wisconsin to build and evaluate high-quality multiple measures assessment (MMA) systems.

November 2017–August 2020

CCRC is partnering with the Tennessee Board of Regents and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to produce a series of practitioner-oriented research reports and briefs as well as a field guide with associated tools to help practitioners implementing pathways measure the effectiveness and costs of their reforms.

June 2019–November 2020

In this project, CCRC will study the costs of implementing guided pathways at three colleges in Michigan, Texas, and California to determine if the reforms are a sustainable strategy for these institutions in the current business environment.

September 2018–August 2020

This research project is designed to better understand the drivers that can increase equitable access to and success in dual enrollment, early college high schools, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB).

June 2019–July 2020

CCRC is developing two tools to help colleges identify equity gaps at the program level and to reflect on current policies and practices that may be contributing to inequitable outcomes and seek to change them.

Page 2 of 7