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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.

October 17, 2013

Report: Many Community Colleges Bypass Best Practices for Student Success

The document outlines promising practices to improve student engagement and success, but finds that many community colleges have not embraced them.

October 11, 2013

Calif. Allows Community Colleges to Raise Price for Some Classes

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

Study Highlights Financial Value of Completing an Associate's Degree

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

Earning Associate Degree Before Transferring to 4-Year College Has Advantage

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

Latino High School Grads Enrolling in College at Record Rates, Outpacing Whites

The proportion of 2012 Latino high school graduates who enrolled in college outpaced that of their white counterparts, says a new study.

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