Spring Undergraduate Enrollment 5.9 Percent Lower Than Last Year

The National Student Clearinghouse has updated its dashboard to include new data on spring enrollment. 

Examining HR Hiring Practices for LGBTQ+ Professionals at Community Colleges

Research shows that students are more likely to persist and complete when they see themselves reflected in faculty, staff, and leadership on campus. How can we ensure that diversity in leadership extends to LGBTQ+ professionals, particularly at community colleges?

Changes in Undergraduate Earners During COVID-19

A recent report from the National Clearinghouse Research Center highlighted the current trends for undergraduate degree earners across higher education sectors.

Noncredit Learners Comprised One-Third of Community College Enrollees

An early review of workforce programs across 127 community colleges reports that 28 percent of students enrolled in 2019 were noncredit learners taking coursework to meet industry needs.

Innovating Transfer Through Regional Partnerships: Houston Guided Pathways to Success

Regional partnerships between two- and four-year institutions, like Houston GPS, are increasingly a critical means to bolster transfer and degree completion. Starting with seven institutions, it has grown to include 13 two- and four-year institutions with an aggregate enrollment of more than 300,000 students in the Houston-Gulf Coast region.

Regional Data-sharing Agreements: The Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database

Higher education is increasingly embracing the use of big data to increase and assess the effectiveness of institutional policies and practices and to drive needed change. The Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database (CFEED) offers one promising model for regional data-sharing agreements that can increase educational attainment.

Innovating the Transfer Pipeline Through Regional Partnerships

Collaboration between two-year sending and four-year receiving institutions is key to improving community college student transfer and graduation rates. The Central Florida Educational Ecosystem Database and Houston Guided Pathway to Success are two innovative models for achieving this goal.

Community College Student Enrollment Declines Due to Pandemic

A recent essay from the Community College Research Center (CCRC) notes that the pandemic tremendously impacted enrollment at community colleges.

College Promise Programs and Equity

A new Education Trust report on college promise programs and equity finds that despite the potential for these programs to increase access through improving affordability, many students who may benefit most are either ineligible to participate or struggle to pay costs not covered by these programs.

Community College Success: The Holistic Measures of the Student Success Project

A new report from Ithaka S+R provides insight to the beginning of the Holistic Measures of Student Success (HMSS) project, which explores the components of student success at community colleges.

Recommendations for Federal Work-Study at California Community Colleges

A new research brief by the Campaign for College Opportunity provides insight into the opportunities and challenges of Federal Work-Study (FWS) in California’s community colleges.

Current Landscape for California’s Community College Transfer

A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) examines trends across the transfer pipeline at California’s community colleges, shedding light on the impact COVID-19 has had on access.