Reports tagged community colleges


At What Cost? Community Colleges & Federal Student Loans

Nearly 1 million community college students do not have access to federal student loans because their schools choose not to offer them, says this report from the Institute for College Access & Success. Without access to these loans, the report concludes that students may not be able to stay enrolled without turning to more costly and risky forms of borrowing such as credit cards or private loans, or reducing their chances of graduating by working longer hours or cutting back on classes. More »

Simplifying Complexity in the Student Experience: Gathering Data

Simplifying Complexity in the Student Experience

This four-part case study from the Community College Research Center identifies key areas where community college students struggle because of excessive complexity in the academic decision-making process and what colleges can do to devise and implement relatively low-cost solutions to improve the student experience. More »

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Report | Student Engagement

A Matter of Degrees

Most community colleges offer completion-oriented strategies to help students persist and graduate, but participation in these programs continues to be low, says a report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement. More » More »

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Reports | Community Colleges

Lingerers in the Community College

Lingerers are defined as a highly persistent group of students who have accumulated a substantial number of college credits yet remain enrolled in the fifth year. This report from the Community College Research Center examines data on students at nine community colleges to determine various characteristics and outcomes of lingerers in comparison with degree completers. More »

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Snapshot Report: Degree Attainment

Sixty percent of community college students who transfer to a four-year institution earn a bachelor’s degree within four years, says this report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The report notes that graduation rates are highest among students who transfer after receiving their associate’s degree. More »

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Dreaming Big: What Community Colleges Can Do to Help Undocumented Immigrant Youth Achieve their Potential

Community colleges have long been at the forefront in promoting increased educational access and attainment for undocumented students, says this report from the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education. The report examines exemplary practices of community colleges that are improving educational prospects of undocumented students. More »


Crossing the Finish Line: Overcoming Barriers to Community College Degree and Credential Attainment in Kentucky

A report from the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy calls for additional state investments in student support strategies and developmental education to help disadvantaged adults and others obtain the degrees and credentials that Kentucky needs for its future economic success. The report highlights community colleges and their role in Kentucky’s degree-attainment goals. More »

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