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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KEEPING AMERICA HEALTHY: OHIO JOINS STATES OFFERING BSNs AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES

With Commentary by Jack Hershey, President and CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges and Dr. Cynthia E Spiers, President Rhodes State College According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses will increase seven percent …

WEBINAR SERIES: CCBA Partners with ECMC Foundation to Promote Baccalaureate Pathways to Create a More Equitable Future

With support from ECMC Foundation, the Community College Baccalaureate Association and Bragg & Associates has embarked on an in-depth research journey to set the standard for community college baccalaureate (CCB) degree development and implementation by: 1.) identifying all CCB degree …

Texas HB 3348 Signed By Gov. Greg Abbott, Allows TX CC’s to Offer Baccalaureate Programs

Congratulations to Texas community colleges! Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed House Bill 3348 into law to allow public community colleges to offer up to five baccalaureate degree programs. The landmark bill will allow the state’s community colleges to enhance their …

Washington Passes Senate Bill 5401

Congratulations to the State of Washington for the recent passage of Senate Bill 5401 which allows the state’s community and technical colleges to offer computer science B.S. degrees. As noted by CCB Researcher Dr. Elizabeth Meza, “In testimony, the bill’s …

Minority and low-income students, employers to benefit from 4-year degrees from community colleges

When Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed the historic Senate Bill 1453 into law on May 4 he opened new opportunities for the state’s minority and low-income students and its workforce. But what does it really mean for students in the …

CCBA Awarded a Coveted ECMC Foundation Grant to Promote Baccalaureate Pathways

Community College Baccalaureate Association Awarded a Coveted ECMC Foundation Grant to Promote Baccalaureate Pathways for a More Equitable Future for America ORLANDO, Fla. (June 8, 2021) – The community college story is gaining national recognition as the Biden Administration makes …

Overcoming the “Opportunity Mirage” with Community College Baccalaureate Degrees

CCB Researcher Dr. Elizabeth Meza explains how Washington state has embraced community college baccalaureate degrees in her latest blog post: Overcoming the “Opportunity Mirage” with Community College Baccalaureate Degrees “Counter to claims CCB degrees are duplicative and unnecessary, the decade-long …

Making Family-Sustaining Careers Possible – Dr. Angela Kersenbrock on Raise The Line Podcast

How is the CCBA’s work helping to make family-sustaining careers possible? CCBA President Dr. Angela Kersenbrock discusses some of the common misconceptions about community college baccalaureate degrees with Osmosis.org. In this episode of Raise the Line, she joins host Dr. Rishi Desai to discuss the …

BREAKING NEWS: Arizona Approved to Offer Community College Baccalaureates

Following four decades of ongoing efforts, AZ Representative Becky Nutt, Senator Paul Boyer and supporters of Senate Bill 1453 are celebrating today after the announcement that Governor Douglas Ducey signed the bill into law to make workforce-driven community college baccalaureates …