Design, Sites, and Data Sources
Cadres of community colleges in three states have been selected to participate in Completion by Design. Together, these institutions serve more than 551,000 students. From the three cadres, MDRC has selected five case study colleges to explore key issues in depth and produce a rich understanding of the process of change. The colleges were selected to provide diversity in size, region, urban character, student mix, and types of degrees awarded.
MDRC is collecting data to track the process of change at each of the five case study colleges by:
Interviewing administrators, faculty, staff members, and students periodically; and
Surveying administrators, faculty, and staff members.
MDRC plans to write a short report to share findings from the study in 2015.