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February 26, 2015

With Enough Support, Graduation Rates at CUNY Double

The City University of New York finds that a comprehensive support program helped double graduation rates among community college students.

February 17, 2015

Community College Completion Rates Dropping in Most States, Finds Survey

A survey of state directors of community colleges finds most states had flat to declining completion rates last year.

January 21, 2015

Free Community College Plan Tops Obama's Education Wish List

America's College Promise was the biggest education item outlined by the President in his State of the Union address, but its passage faces big hurdles in the Republican-controlled Congress.

January 14, 2015

Rise in Short-Term Certificates Linked to Accountability Changes for Colleges

Researchers found that a 2007 performance accountability policy in Washington state did not lead to greater retention or associate's degrees at community college, but short-term certificates did increase.

January 09, 2015

Enthusiasm and Caution Follow Obama's Free Community College Proposal

Some are encouraged by President Obama's proposal to fund two years of free community college, but others are skeptical of the approach.

December 10, 2014

Student Aid Programs Get Slight Boost in Proposed Federal Budget

Congressional federal budget compromise includes slightly more funding for college access programs and student aid grants.

November 06, 2014

Payoff Found to Be Slim for Short-Term Certificates From Community Colleges

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.

April 17, 2014

Free Community College Tuition Closer to Reality in Tennessee

Lawmakers in Tennessee House and Senate approve measure for free community-college tuition; proposal goes to governor for signature.

February 27, 2014

Community College Aspirations for Men of Color Don't Match Outcomes

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

Tenn. Governor's Plan to Make Community College Free Sparks Debate

Concerns are raised about new proposal being the best use of government funds to encourage college completion.

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