While long-term certificates and associate degrees earned at community colleges can lead to higher wages, a new study finds minimal benefits from short-term certificates with wide variation by field of study.
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November 06, 2014
April 17, 2014
Lawmakers in Tennessee House and Senate approve measure for free community-college tuition; proposal goes to governor for signature.
February 27, 2014
A survey of community college students finds three-year graduation rates are 5 percent for men of color and 32 percent for white males, despite higher initial engagement by minority students.
February 06, 2014
Concerns are raised about new proposal being the best use of government funds to encourage college completion.
October 17, 2013
The document outlines promising practices to improve student engagement and success, but finds that many community colleges have not embraced them.
October 11, 2013
A new law in California will set higher prices for community college classes that are in high demand, sparking controversy and concern over equal access.
October 03, 2013
Graduates from community college can earn more than $250,000 more over their working career than high school graduates, a new AIR report finds
July 11, 2013
Students who transfer to a four-year university with an associate degree, rather than just attending a community college, experience greater economic benefits, research shows.
May 09, 2013
The proportion of 2012 Latino high school graduates who enrolled in college outpaced that of their white counterparts, says a new study.
May 07, 2013
Expectations for first-year community college students are very low, and math requirements often don't match the kind of skills needed in most careers, says a new report.