Research & Publications

With our mission in mind, CCBA proudly shares new baccalaureate research and publications with the goal of helping Community Colleges present accurate data.

The Community College landscape is continuously changing. This page is updated often to reflect new legislation, new curriculum developments, and most importantly, new resources which you and your team can use to push for the creation of workforce baccalaureate programs.

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The Journey Towards a Bachelor’s Degree: Examining the Lived Experiences of Adult Learners as Transfer Students.

Abstract Summary: This qualitative, narrative inquiry investigated the lived experiences of adult learners as transfer students. Participants in this study matriculated from community colleges to universities within the State of Florida. The study consisted of 10 participants aged 29 – …

Legislators Step in as Trust Erodes Between Community Colleges, California State University

Abstract Summary: NA Link to Full Research Document (URL) Citation: Echelman, A. (2023, April 21). Legislators step in as trust erodes between community colleges, California State University. Open Campus.

Metro Phoenix Community Colleges Adding Four Bachelor’s Degree Programs.

Abstract Summary: None Link to Full Research Document (URL) Citation: Stone, K. (2023, May 9). Metro Phoenix community colleges adding four bachelor’s degree programs. KTAR News.

Rodríguez: California Needs to Meet the Demand for Skilled Workers

Abstract Summary: Not available Link to Full Research Document (URL) Citation: Rodriguez, P. (2023, May 3). Rodríguez: California needs to meet the demand for skilled workers. San Jose Spotlight.

California Community Colleges Moving Forward with Bachelor’s Degree Approvals Despite Lawmaker Objections

Abstract Summary: Not available Link to Full Research Document (URL) Citation: Burke, M. (2023, April 25). California community colleges moving forward with bachelor’s degree approvals despite lawmaker objections. Ed Source.

Spending at Baccalaureate-Granting Community Colleges: A Focus on Institutional Aid.

Abstract Summary: Community college baccalaureates (CCBs) provide an affordable pathway to baccalaureate-level education but increasing tuition rates present a potential financial barrier for students. Institutional aid as a cost-constraining mechanism has historically been less utilized in the 2-year sector when …

CCBA Awarded Ascendium Education Group Grant to Explore Quality Indicators for Community College Bachelor’s Degree Programs

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 18, 2023) – The Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) recently announced it was awarded a $50,000 grant from Ascendium Education Group. “To date, there is no unified set of quality standards for community colleges seeking to confer workforce-focused …

It’s Time for California Education to Meet Reality

Abstract Summary: Not available Link to Full Research Document (URL) Citation: Walthers, K. (2023, April 2). It’s time for California education to meet reality. Lompoc Record.

Community College Baccalaureate Association Awarded Second Coveted ECMC Foundation Grant to Scale Up Baccalaureate Pathways for a More Equitable Future for America

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 24, 2023) – As community colleges continue to earn national recognition for delivering accessible, affordable and equitable bachelor’s degree pathways, the Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) is guiding this important higher education movement. In recognition of this critical leadership …