Looking Toward the Future of Community College Bachelor's Degrees


In just over 30 years, half of states have begun authorizing at least one community college to confer bachelor’s degrees. These programs provide career-oriented, affordable opportunities for local residents to access bachelor’s degree programs without leaving home. Since spring 2018, our team has analyzed community college bachelor’s (CCB) policy and programs across the country. And now, we invite you to join the Center on Education & Labor at New America on December 5 from 3-5 pm as we share our newest research and discuss the future of CCBs with our distinguished panel of state and institutional higher education leaders.

Follow the conversation and provide live questions and commentary on Twitter with the hashtag #ccbachelors and by following the Twitter handles @NewAmericaEd & @NewAmericaLabor.

This event will be held in-person at New America’s Washington, DC office and will also be available for streaming online. 

Introductory Remarks

Kevin Carey, @kevincarey1
Vice President, Education Policy and Knowledge Management at New America

Research Presentation

Christopher Geary, @chrisggeary
Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Education & Labor at New America

Ivy Love, @IvyRuthL
Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Education & Labor at New America

Elizabeth Meza
Senior Research Scientist, University of Washington

Panel Discussion

Steven Gonzales, @MCCCDChancellor
Chancellor, Maricopa Community College District

Carrie Henderson
Executive Vice Chancellor, Florida College System

Ray Martinez III
President, Texas Community College Association

Iris Palmer, @Irisonhighered (moderator)
Deputy Director for Community Colleges, New America