[ONLINE] - Mapping the Community College Baccalaureate

Policy, Programs, and Institutions

24 states now authorize at least some community colleges to confer baccalaureate degrees. Half of these states began authorizing community college baccalaureate (CCB) programs since 2010. These degrees can create accessible and affordable opportunities to earn a bachelor’s degree close to home, with a focus on local labor market relevance.

As states begin to open the door for CCBs, we have much to learn about these programs. What types of community colleges have CCB programs available? What areas of study are most common? How many CCB programs are there?

After nearly a year of data collection and analysis, we have a clearer vision of the current CCB landscape to share. These new data on CCB-conferring institutions and programs will help researchers, policymakers, and college leaders begin answering key questions about the role CCBs are playing in baccalaureate degree access across the country.

We invite you to join us on November 9th for a presentation on a new inventory of community college baccalaureate programs and an expert panel on implications for the field.

Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Debra Bragg, Bragg & Associates
  • Ivy Love, Center on Education & Labor at New America
  • Dr. Angela Kersenbrock, Community College Baccalaureate Association

Data Presentation

  • Dr. Debra Bragg, Bragg & Associates, Inc.
  • Tim Harmon, Workforce Enterprise Services, Inc.
  • Dr. Jonathan Turk (Discussant), Saint Louis University

Discussion Panel

  • Dr. Emma Miller, South Texas College
  • Sunaina Virendra, Skagit Valley College
  • Ivy Love, Center on Education & Labor at New America (moderator)