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Community College Baccalaureate Research Roundup

September 7, 2021 1-minute read
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As we shared in our earlier legislative update, more and more states are introducing and expanding the authority for community colleges to confer bachelor’s degrees. So, what do we actually know about these community college baccalaureate (CCB) programs? Who enrolls, what do students study, and how do things go for them after they graduate?

Thankfully, just as CCB programs themselves are growing, so is the body of research helping us understand the equity implications of baccalaureate-degree attainment and labor market outcomes. Below, we look at a few common questions about CCBs and what recent research tells us about them so far. We draw most heavily on studies we conducted over the last few years into Florida and Washington, the two states that have scaled up CCB degree programs most.

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