Evans School of Public Policy & Governance
Bachelor’s degrees offered at Community Colleges that have historically awarded the associate’s degree as their highest credential are becoming more prevalent throughout the United States. Many of these new baccalaureate degrees focus on emerging occupations associated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), career-technical education (CTE), and other fields of study. Continuing with work started at the Community College Research Initiatives group, this research project, now housed at the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, aims to understand the scope of CCB programs nationwide, the equity contributions of these degrees to baccalaureate attainment, and the labor market outcomes of students who have earned the CCB. Our research team, led by Dr. Elizabeth Meza of the Evans School and Dr. Debra Bragg of Bragg & Associates is grateful to the Joyce Foundation, and Lumina Foundation, and New America for their generous funding of this research and development work in this area.