AIR conducted an analysis of student pathway choices through college and the extent to which they relate to successful degree completion and transfers from 2- to 4-year institutions. The aim of this research was to investigate and understand low college completion rates.

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This article provides an overview of a study on pathways and outcomes achieved by a cohort of community college students in Kentucky during a 6-year period.

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This paper describes the postsecondary transitions of students taking career and technical education courses in high school, using administrative data on one cohort of high school graduates in Washington state.

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This report discusses how community college leaders and federal and state policymakers can improve students’ success rates, especially in underserved populations.

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This report discusses barriers to success for community college students across the United States and provides an overview of promising practices and programs, many of which have not been tested or scaled.

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This paper presents research estimating the impacts of the “pathways” chosen by community college students on credential attainment compared with labor market value.

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This interactive figure tracks a complete cohort of freshmen in a state community college system as they go through post-secondary education.