Investing in Student Success at Community Colleges: Lessons from Research on Guided Pathways

This brief from Columbia University's Community College Research Center discusses Guided Pathways as a comprehensive reform approach where community colleges redesign their programs and support services in ways that create clearer, more educationally coherent pathways aligned with their career and to credentials with strong labor-market value. This brief explains what Guided Pathways are, why they have promise, what they cost, and how they can help improve student success on a large scale and thus grow a stronger, more prosperous, and more inclusive middle class.

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April 2021