Fifty States of Achieving the Dream: State Policies to Enhance Access to and Success in Community Colleges Across the United States

Dougherty, Kevin J.; Kerrigan, Monica Reid

In each state where participating colleges are located, the Achieving the Dream initiative is working with a lead organization--typically the state community college system office or state association of community colleges--to develop policies that will enhance student success. To help guide that policy effort, an audit of state policies affecting access to, and success in, community colleges was conducted. As a first step, in-depth analyses were conducted of the initial seven Achieving the Dream states. The second step was to survey all 50 states on selected state policies. This report conveys the results of that survey, describing what policies the 50 states have in place with respect to key community college practices in three main areas: access, success, and performance accountability.


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Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University
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June 14, 2013