New Report: The Impact of North Carolina’s Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Among Community College Transfer Students
“Future work around the role of the CAA is necessary to continue optimizing the transfer landscape and ensuring equitable outcomes amongst all students.”
In this new report, “The Differential Impacts of North Carolina’s Revised Comprehensive Articulation Agreement on the Outcomes of Black, Latin*, and White NCCCS-to-UNC-System Transfer Students,” authors Melissa Whatley, Rachel Worsham, and Jonathan Loss examine the early impact of North Carolina’s revised (2014) Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) – designed to ease the transfer pathways between the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and the University of North Carolina (UNC) System – and its impact on Black, Latin*, and white transfer students.
They evaluate its effectiveness among racial/ethnic groups based on factors such as students’ likelihood of completion, time to degree, and excess credits earned. Findings from the study show patterns of inequality that the revised CAA appears to, at times, exacerbate.
*Authors use Latin* to refer to individuals that may have been classified as Latinx, Latino, Latina, Latine, or Hispanic using other classification structures and data sources. The term Latin* is respectful of the various linguistic groups that comprise this racial/ethnic identification and is sensitive to a variety of gender identities.