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The Role of Community Colleges in Postsecondary Success

By Ricardo Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse, and Noah Brown, President and CEO, Association of Community College Trustees

As many of you know firsthand, community colleges educate more than 12 million students each year preparing them for their pathways to success, whether in higher education or their professional careers. They also provide critical pathways to four-year institutions for students seeking to transfer. To help tell this story, we are releasing today a report titled, “The Role of Community Colleges in Postsecondary Success.”

Every week, community colleges announce new efforts to provide affordable options for students to obtain a postsecondary degree or non-credit program to advance their careers and qualities of life. However, community college leaders and policymakers must continue to discuss and decide what should be measured, how data can be aggregated, and which benchmarks identify what successful pathways look like. Read the entire story.

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Signature 13 Report Tracking Transfer: Measures of Effectiveness in Helping Community College Students to Complete Bachelor's Degrees