Research Briefs

 

Enrollment

More undergraduates are enrolled in community colleges than in any other postsecondary sector, but enrollment has declined after peaking in fall 2010.

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Part-Time Students

Over 60 percent of community college students attend part time, yet many measures of progress and success are limited to full-time students.

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Transfer and Completion

Six-year completion rates provide a realistic time frame for students who enroll part time, who are not enrolled continuously, or who require developmental education.

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What is a Transfer Student?

Preparing students for transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions has long been a primary mission of community colleges, yet there is no widely accepted standard measure of transfer.

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What is a Community College?

As colleges evolve to serve new missions, the very definition of community college is changing.

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Workforce Preparation and Employment Outcomes

There are two primary sources of employment data for former community college students—administrative records and surveys—each of which has its advantages and disadvantages.

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Multiple Initiatives,
One Framework

In this era of proliferating accountability and completion efforts, The Completion Arch provides a central resource to connect numerous initiatives, data, and metrics within one framework.

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