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September 16, 2011

Students Expected to Pay More as Economy Hurts Colleges

Two reports out this week reflect the tough financial reality that many colleges are facing in this economy and its impact on students.

September 09, 2011

Early Career Focus Improves Community College Completion

New studies find that choosing a career path early is strongly correlated with community college students earning a degree.

September 07, 2011

New Measures for Community College Success Urged

Only reporting the graduation rates of first-time, full-time students does not fully capture what's happening on community colleges campuses. So a group of policy experts suggest two-year institutions look at the progress of part-time and transfer students, as well as track the learning outcomes and...

July 14, 2011

New Report Looks at Impact of Recession on College-Going

Despite the recession from December 2007 to June 2009, college enrollment increased, and more students were drawn to community colleges, according to a new report. The South experienced the greatest boost among high school students going to college, and even private colleges weren't hit particular...

June 29, 2011

Cost and Policies Hurt Community College Completion

Community college has traditionally been the most affordable option for first-generation, low-income, underserved students. But with the cost of tuition going up faster than the rate of inflation, median family income declining, and wavering support from states, completion may be increasingly out of...

June 24, 2011

College Board Aims to Boost Readiness With Online Tool

The College Board and Pearson unveiled a new online tool today to help students who struggle get up to speed with college-level courses

June 14, 2011

Low-Income Students More Likely to Attend For-Profits

A brief released today by the Institute for Higher Education Policy finds that in the last 10 years, low-income students have increasingly being drawn to proprietary colleges and now attend at four times the rate of other students. Students between ages 18 and 26 whose total household income is nea...

April 27, 2011

Updated: Administration Holds Community College Symposium Today

As promised at last fall's White House Community College Summit, the administration is continuing to focus on this oft-overlooked sector of higher education with a virtual symposium from 2-5 p.m today. The event will be held at Montgomery Community College's Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus in Mary...

April 25, 2011

Aspen Institute Ranks Top 120 Community Colleges

Today, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program released a list of the top 120 community colleges, based on high standards for learning, completion rates, and training for competitive jobs. For a full list of the colleges, click here. Of the country's 1,200 community colleges, these schools ...

April 11, 2011

Enrollment Jumps Linked to Growth of Pell Grants

More Pell Grant money available to students has translated into higher enrollment at community colleges, a new study shows.

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