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July 07, 2010

Community Colleges Unite to Improve Completion Rates

It's a lofty goal: to increase student-completion rates in community colleges by 50 percent over the next decade. Six national organizations representing the country's 1,200 community colleges, their governing boards, faculty, and students signed off on this joint vision in April and dubbed it "Demo...

June 04, 2010

Community College Students Missing Out on Financial Aid

Too many community college students are missing out on financial aid, simply because they aren't applying. A new report from the College Board and the American Association of Community Colleges shows that 58 percent of community college students who would be eligible for a federal Pell Grant applie...

April 20, 2010

Gates Pledges $110 Million to Remedial Programs at Community Colleges

Today, Melinda Gates announced a pledge of up to $110 million to improve remedial programs on community college campuses. Delivering a speech at the annual American Association of Community Colleges convention in Seattle, Gates urged community college presidents to come up with new technologies and...

April 16, 2010

Community College Excellence Awards Announced

Community colleges with creative programs to help at-risk students, provide health care, and train workers to improve the environment were honored in Seattle today at a conference of the American Association of Community Colleges. The three winning colleges of the 2010 MetLife Foundation Community ...

April 13, 2010

Tsunami of Enrollment at Community Colleges

There's a buzz around community colleges these days. And it's not just because Chevy Chase is starring in the NBC sitcom, "Community," about the quirky life of misfits on a community college campus. The recession has fueled a surge in enrollment on community college campuses. Nationally, the numb...

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