Promising Practices Database: Community College Baccalaureate Degrees

Last Updated: 05/12/2024

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The Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) created a Collection of Promising Practices to Advance Quality, Equity, and Success in Community College Baccalaureate Degree Programs, including proven solutions for making innovative, workforce-focused community college baccalaureate programs succeed.

Innovative and effective practices are provided to the various stages of community college baccalaureate CCBA programs, to include planning and designing new programs, and evaluating and improving programs already in place.

The database provides proven tools and strategies that have been submitted by colleges from around the nation. The aim of the collection is to assist institutions to better understand what elements contribute to successful community college baccalaureate degrees.

A “promising practice” is defined as a key ingredient to ensuring that adult and underrepresented learners succeed in community college baccalaureate programs. Such practices contribute to equitable and successful education, employment, and other life outcomes for students and graduates. Promising practices are rooted in the knowledge and experience of practitioners who design and deliver community college baccalaureate programs.  Evidence includes qualitative and quantitative data that are gathered and reported by program faculty and staff.

The database was created by the CCBA board and staff, CCBA members, and the “Promising Practices” research team of Bragg and Associate.

Searching the Database

The database is searchable by nine Elements of Quality. The database is also  searchable for programs from eight states: Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

Searches generate the following information on programs:

  • Year
  • College Name
  • Website
  • Contact Person Name / Email
  • Description of Program
  • Promising Practice by up to 9 Elements of Quality
    • Affordability
    • Employer Partnerships and Collaborations
    • Equitable Access and Outcomes
    • Evaluation: Evidence-based Programs and Practices
    • Experiential Learning
    • Flexibility
    • High Level of Learning
    • Regional Significance and Labor Market
    • Student Services


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See: Inventory of Community College Baccalaureate-Degree Programs | Learn & Work Ecosystem Library (


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