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The RP Group
About Our Projects

Our projects are driven by a singular goal: strengthening success for all community college students in California and beyond.

We work from the bottom up, the top down, and through the middle — bolstering college-level efforts as well as offering insights that can yield system-wide transformation.

Staffed by teams with experience working with California Community Colleges, our project work addresses 11 areas of impact, and spans from enhancing institutional research and planning capacity, to examining and highlighting ground-level approaches for advancing student achievement and institutional effectiveness, to informing policy and funding initiatives.

We emphasize student and practitioner perspectives, and focus on helping community college stakeholders make use of project results at the local, regional and state levels.

For questions about how to leverage the insights and expertise of the RP Group on your next project or initiative, please contact Director of Research and Evaluation, Alyssa Nguyen.

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Recent Projects

This research is focused on understanding the role university educational deserts (UED) (areas with limited higher education options) have on transfer and the demographics of the students who live in these areas. This study will include a mapping of the California landscape where UEDs exist, followed by a robust quantitative analysis to explore the relationships between students’ distance to broad-access universities and their likelihood of transfer with special attention paid to the roles of race/ethnicity and income status.