Community College Research Initiatives


January 16, 2018

HPTP Data Note 1: Characteristics of Successful Transfer Partnerships

As costs of higher education increase, enrollment in community college and plans to transfer are increasingly common. The partnership between two and four-year institutions plays a role in how accessible and effective the transfer process is for students. In 2018, CCRI started a study on High-Performing Transfer Partnerships (HPTP) that advances knowledge about transfer, and…

November 15, 2017

CWID Data Note 11: Reverse Credit Transfer and Degree Progress

As reverse credit transfer expands around the country, it is important to understand how receiving an associate’s degree after transfer influences students’ momentum and progress toward their baccalaureate degree. In Data Note 11, researchers share findings that suggest reverse credit transfer can facilitate students’ progress toward the bachelor’s degree.

September 20, 2017

CWID Data Note 10: Correlates of Credit Loss

While student transfer is a major component of the U.S. postsecondary education system, the loss of credits during transfer remains a significant issue. The following data note explores the drivers of credit loss in two states that were part of the Credit When it’s Due initiative.

April 19, 2017

CWID Data Note 9: Increasing Associate’s Degree Attainment

A major goal of reverse transfer policies is to increase associate’s degree attainment. In 2017, CWID researchers provided an update on the number of associate’s degrees conferred in CWID states, and found that the results varied by state.

April 4, 2017

CWID Data Note 8: Degree Types Awarded via Reverse Transfer

Using data from seven CWID states, the Data Note 8 examines the types of associate’s degrees awarded via reverse credit transfer. As universities and community colleges collaborate to award associate’s degrees via reverse credit transfer, it is important to know what type of associate’s degrees students are receiving.

October 15, 2016

CWID Data Note 4: Increasing Associate’s Degree Attainment

In October 2015, the Credit When It’s Due (CWID) research team summarized associate’s degree attainment outcomes during the first two years of the grant. Data Note 4 reports the aggregate number of degrees conferred via reverse transfer and estimates the potential of reverse transfer to increase state degree attainment.

April 20, 2016

CWID Data Note 7: Transfer Research Gaps

Future research on community college transfer needs to explore access and success among underserved populations, partnerships between two- and four-year institutions and the impact of policy. These recommendations emerged from a meeting of 18 transfer research scholars at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) 2016 meeting.

March 25, 2016

CWID Data Note 6: Outcomes of Reverse Transfer Degree Audits

While CWID Data Note 5 explored the impact of state eligibility requirements on whether students qualify for reverse transfer, Data Note 6 dives into why many eligible students still do not receive an associate’s.

March 20, 2016

CWID Data Note 3: Does the Associate’s Degree Matter?

A fundamental question associated with reverse transfer policies relates to the value of the associate’s degree. In 2015 when the Credit When It’s Due initiative was underway, research on the impact of receiving an associate’s degree after transfer was limited. In Data Note 3, CWID researchers helped close that gap by exploring the influence of…

March 19, 2016

CWID Data Note 5: Reverse Transfer Eligibility Requirements

The state-level criteria for reverse transfer eligibility impacts the number of students who will qualify for the opportunity to earn an associate’s while on a baccalaureate degree path. As part of the Credit When it’s Due Initiative (CWID), researchers closely examined the impact that eligibility requirements had on students in Colorado.

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