Noncredit Research Collaborative

What are the Most Common Enrollment Patterns in Noncredit Education and Credit Education? Evidence from Iowa and California Community Colleges


We use administrative data on millions of noncredit and credit students in Iowa and California community colleges to examine the most common enrollment patterns among community college entrants, students who first enrolled exclusively in noncredit education, and students who first enrolled in noncredit education and then later enrolled in credit coursework.