History of the Center 

The Center for the Study of Community Colleges was established by Arthur Cohen, Florence Brawer, and John Lombardi in 1974 in order to conduct original research pertaining to community college policy and practice.  

Previous Center projects have included the Transfer Assembly Project, the longest-standing study focusing on statewide measures of community college-university transfer, as well as national studies of community college faculty, student learning, assessment, and accountability. These and other projects were supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the National Science Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, among others.