Community College Research Initiatives

New Baccalaureate


September 4, 2019

Washington Monthly Features Community College Baccalaureate Degrees

Check out the August 2019 issue of Washington Monthly for research from CCRI on community college baccalaureate degrees. In this issue, Mary Alice McCarthy, director of the Center on Education and Skills at New American, and Debra Bragg, director of CCRI, present personal stories, new results on student demographics by program, and other insights into…


August 22, 2019

The Community College Baccalaureate in Washington: Who Enrolls?

This second Data Note, on the Scaling Community College Baccalaureate Degrees: The Equity Imperative research project, provides a look into the factors that contribute to baccalaureate degree expansion, particularly in associate degree-granting institutions in a growing number of states. Our Community College Research Initiatives (CCRI) group at the University of Washington has partnered with New…


June 27, 2019

Three Keys to Launching Bachelor’s Programs at a Community College

We’re pleased to share a recent article on expanding community college baccalaureate programs written by Ivy Love, a policy analyst with one of our partners, the Center on Education & Skills, New America (CESNA), published by the online higher education newspaper, EvoLLLution , June 12. We found these insights informative and hope you and your…


March 13, 2019

CCBA Conference 2019

CCRI shared recent work on community college baccalaureates (CCB) alongside partners from New America at the Community College Baccalaureate Association conference last week. In addition to presenting the results of a national landscape study, the researchers also facilitated a session on equity concerns and tactics for CCBs. The Evolving Landscape for Community College Baccalaureates Recently…


January 24, 2019

NewBAC Data Note 1: Evolving Landscape for New Baccalaureates

Post by Debra Bragg, CCRI Director This first Data Note on the Scaling Community College Baccalaureate Degrees: The Equity Imperative research project provides baseline information on relatively new forms of baccalaureate degrees, reasons colleges adopt these degrees, and concerns identified for expanding these degrees to more states and postsecondary institutions.