Community College Student Success: Research Based Solutions

The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them

Amid increased attention to the potential of community colleges to provide opportunities for young people, a new William T. Grant Foundation report examines the challenges facing community college students and outlines research objectives to increase their odds of success and improve the institutions that serve them.

In “The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them,” James Rosenbaum and colleagues discuss the obstacles that lead nearly half of community college students to drop out before earning a credential. The authors reveal that youth with only “some college” fare no better in the labor market than those with a high school diploma alone, and point to areas of research that could prove pivotal in improving the odds that students will leave college with credentials that help them get ahead.

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