Describes the role community colleges play in expanding postsecondary educational opportunities. In addition to offering degrees and certificates of high quality in their own right, they also provide critical pathways to four-year institutions for students seeking to transfer. These options are increasingly indispensable for under-served and dis-advantaged students, working adults, and students with family or employment responsibilities, enabling them to achieve their educational goals with affordable, flexible, and accessible offerings.
The Role of Community Colleges in Postsecondary Success: Community Colleges Outcomes Report
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center