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March 18, 2011

Study Shows What Works for Community College Retention

The most promising approach: Financial incentives tied to academic performance.

February 17, 2011

U.S. Education Dept. to Convene Community College Summits

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan just announced the Department of Education will hold four community college regional summits to discuss best practices for college completion. The summits will be held over the next two months and bring together 150 participants representing community college...

February 14, 2011

Community College Enrollment Growth Slows Down

The number of students who enrolled in community college last fall was up 3.2 percent from the previous year—a significant slowdown compared with the 11 percent increase from fall 2008 to fall 2009, according to a new report released by the American Association of Community Colleges. Communit...

January 20, 2011

Paper Suggests Strategies to Improve Community Colleges

A new paper applies practices common among high-performance organizations to community colleges in an proposal for boosting graduation rates.

January 11, 2011

Rigorous, Relevant High School Program Leads Kids to College

Students in a high school program that combines strong academics, demanding technical education, and real-world experience were more likely to go on to college than their peers, new research shows.

November 19, 2010

Rise in College Applications Raises Concerns About Access

More applications than ever are pouring into admissions offices at the nation's colleges, and that is raising concerns about access to higher education.

November 12, 2010

Report: Community Colleges Need to Boost Supports, Rigor

If students are going to be successful at community colleges, they need to be more aware of support available as they transition onto campus. A new report released yesterday by the Center for Community College Student Engagement reveals that 19 percent of students surveyed were unaware their colle...

October 27, 2010

Bleak Picture Predicted for Community College Funding

Community colleges basked in the spotlight at the White House earlier this month, reveling in the important role the administration said they would play in the economic recovery. Yet that national publicity has not translated into more funding. Indeed, campuses are stretched, trying to accommodate r...

October 14, 2010

Students Unprepared for Community College Entrance Tests

When a student does poorly on a community college assessment test, it can be the beginning of the end of his or her career in higher education. Too often, students take the test unprepared, end up in developmental education courses, become discouraged, and never finish their degrees. A report look...

October 11, 2010

Community Colleges Gear Up for Training in Green Jobs

The American Association of Community Colleges today launched a leadership initiative and free online resource center for community colleges to share information about educating the workforce in the green economy.

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