Community College Research Initiatives

Rural learners graduating

Rural Learners

CCRI’s research advances the understanding of how the evidence-based solution of mentoring is being implemented at rural colleges while gauging the student experience with a primary focus on students from low-income backgrounds and racially minoritized students.

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Transfer is one of the most important but understudied phenomenon in U.S. higher education. CCRI uses an equity lens to conduct a series of studies on transfer policies and practices.

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Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is important for our country’s future as it provides jobs and solutions to major problems. CCRI conducts research and evaluation on STEM education.

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New baccalaureates

New forms of applied baccalaureate degrees are emerging and increasingly are conferred by community colleges. Many of these degrees focus on developing occupations associated with STEM and career-technical education.

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Students in the Master's in Education Policy class at Denny Hall taught by Marguerite Roza and Laura Anderson


Find scholarly works published by members of the CCRI group over the last 9 years!

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Students coding in classroom with UW President, Ana Mari Cauce for the Hour of Code event


The Community College Research Initiative’s team travels around the country to present our research at conferences. We invite you to view our presentations!

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