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Community College Insights

Exploring the Economic Impacts of Community Colleges


September 1, 2023

North Carolina has taken dual enrollment/dual credit one step further with its Cooperative Innovative High Schools: high schools that are specifically designed for co-enrollment at a university or community college.

August 3, 2023

A recent study suggests that admission restrictions for certain college majors are pushing some students into lower-earning career paths. What could this mean for students transferring from community colleges to four-year institutions in the Fifth District?

July 21, 2023

Demand for non-credit programs at community colleges is growing. What does this mean for the future of community college offerings?

June 27, 2023

Community college graduation rates lag those of their four-year counterparts in the Fifth District. Is this evidence of failure or mismeasurement?

June 23, 2023

The calculation of college graduation rates is complicated, and many community college students are left out of the formula altogether.

June 09, 2023

A large number of high school students attend community college in the United States, with higher rates observed in rural areas. While this enrollment trend has grown over the past twenty years, data on these students' success has not.

June 2, 2023

Non-credit programs provide community college students an opportunity to obtain shorter-term training and credentials. These programs are becoming more popular, but we currently know very little about non-credit students.

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