Date of Award

Fall 11-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Lynne Stratton


The purpose of this research study was to investigate how a community college’s finances were affected by an organizational change. For this study, the organizational change was the implementation of corequisite developmental education reform. This study used a qualitative research method to collect and analyze data to answer the following research question: How were a community college’s finances impacted when a corequisite developmental, educational reform was implemented? The literature review presented an analysis of different states’ legislation requiring developmental education reform, which included an in-depth review of cases involving institutions from within those states that have implemented corequisite programs according to their state’s directive. The pilot study’s sample population was derived from one college from within each of the states examined in the literature review. Data collected from the pilot study highlighted an exemplar community college for a case study report. This case study focused on how one particular college’s finances were affected by implementing a corequisite program.