Community College Students Need More Support to Be Successful, Research Finds
Despite having the aspiration, many students who start at a community college never transfer to four-year institutions, let alone finish an associate degree.
"The New Forgotten Half and Research Directions to Support Them" by James Rosenbaum, professor of education at Northwestern University, notes that access is no longer a major problem. Instead, helping students complete is the challenge. Many students are dropping out of community college before getting any credential, which results in no earnings payoff.