CCRC in the News

February 16, 2022

College Now, Reimagined: Adams and Banks Should Bolster a Program That Lets High School Kids Earn College Credit

Teachers College President Thomas Bailey and CCRC Senior Research Scholar Davis Jenkins argued in an op-ed in the New York Daily News that dual enrollment could help NYC schools and the City University of New York recover from pandemic challenges.

February 15, 2022

CCAC’s Enrollment Dropped During the Pandemic. What Could This Mean for Allegheny County?

CCRC Director Tom Brock spoke with the nonprofit Pittsburgh news website PublicSource for a story about enrollment drops at the Community College of Allegheny County. A long-term drop could affect the region's economic vitality, he said.

February 15, 2022

Community Colleges Find Creative Ways to Entice Students Back to Campus Despite Enrollment Lows

CCRC Senior Research Associate Hana Lahr joined a discussion about how community colleges are bringing students back to campus on the daily talk show Where We Live from Connecticut Public Radio/WNPR.


December 14, 2021

Why Information Alone Is Not Enough to Improve Higher Education Outcomes

CCRC Senior Research Scholar Judith Scott-Clayton co-wrote an article for Brookings' Brown Center Chalkboard arguing that it's not enough for the government to simply provide students with information about college outcomes. Elected officials have a responsibility to identify, sanction, and possibly close institutions that students shouldn't go to.

October 28, 2021

Biden’s Free Community College Plan Is Dead. But There Are Other Ways for Congress to Help Students

Teachers College President Thomas Bailey and CCRC Director Thomas Brock wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post about why modest federal investment would go a long way toward enabling community college students to complete their studies and enter the workforce.

August 29, 2021

What's Working at Michigan Colleges in Remedial Education

This package of stories from Crain's Detroit Business describes how colleges in Southeast Michigan are changing their approaches to developmental education to improve student outcomes. In an op-ed, CCRC Senior Research Scholar Nikki Edgecombe argued that institutions must update their understanding of "college readiness" and expand immediate access to college-level mathematics and English courses. Meanwhile, CCRC Affiliate James Jacobs wrote that developmental education reform will improve graduation rates.

Press Releases

July 06, 2021

New Research Center Aims to Address Inequities in Online Learning in College

The U.S Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences has awarded $10 million to SRI Education and CCRC to partner with Achieving the Dream and a group of nine broad-access colleges to study how educational technology and instructional strategies can bolster students’ skills for managing their own learning.

May 26, 2021

How Community Colleges Can Bring Black, Hispanic, and Native American Adults Back to Campus and Help Them Earn Valuable Credentials

In a new set of studies, the Community College Research Center explores what states and community colleges can do to address the needs of racially minoritized adult learners who want to return to college to retrain for a new job, pursue a better job, or earn more money—especially in light of job losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 19, 2019

The Liberal Arts in Decline? Not When You Count Community Colleges

Despite fears that the liberal arts are on the ropes, humanities and liberal arts education is not in decline in public colleges in the United States, according to a new analysis from the Community College Research Center.