Community College Research Initiatives

New Baccalaureates

New forms of applied baccalaureate degrees are emerging throughout the United States, many of which focus on new and emerging occupations associated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), career-technical education (CTE), and other fields of study. Many universities confer these degrees but increasingly they are conferred by community colleges that have historically awarded the associate’s degree as their highest credential. The CCRI group is grateful to the National Science Foundation, Advanced Technological Education program and Lumina Foundation for their generous funding of this research and development work.