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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 »

2013 Aspen Prize

2013 Aspen Prize winners announced

Santa Barbara City College (CA) and Walla Walla Community College (WA) were announced today as co-winners of the Aspen Institute’s 2013 Prize for Community College Excellence. Two finalists-with-distinction, were also named: Kingsborough Community College (NY) and Lake Area Technical Institute (SD.) More »

Degree attainment

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 »

Community colleges

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 »


Transfer: An Indispensable Part of the Community College Mission

More states are making it easier for community college students to transfer to four-year institutions via improved articulation and transfer agreements, according to this policy brief from the American Association of Community Colleges. This report identifies several practices that four-year colleges and universities can employ to improve the success of community college transfer students. More »

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