Nikki Edgecombe
Senior Research Scholar

Higher Ed

  • Readiness
  • Community colleges
  • Developmental education
  • Remediation
  • Research and methodology
  • Achievement gap
  • English language learners
  • Race and diversity
  • Faculty
  • Placement tests

Nikki Edgecombe is a senior research scholar at the Community College Research Center. She conducts research on developmental education, education equity, teaching and learning, English learners, faculty development, minority-serving institutions, and higher education finance, among other topics. Edgecombe is the principal investigator for the Center for the Analysis of Postsecondary Readiness (CAPR), a U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES)-funded research center on developmental education jointly run with the social policy research organization MDRC. Edgecombe oversees CCRC’s research portfolio on developmental education, which, in addition to CAPR, includes a mixed-methods study of developmental English reform and English as a Second Language in three states and the implementation portion of the MDRC-led IES evaluation of CUNY Start. She holds a doctorate degree and a master’s degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies–economics from Columbia University.