Community colleges

Students are unlikely to graduate if they stop out more than once, study finds

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Most community college students take a break from college on the way to earning a four-year degree, but few make it there if they "stop out" more than once.

Community colleges in Ohio push to regain eligibility for state aid

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Community college students still can't get need-based aid from the state, while students at for-profits and other institutions are once again eligible.

City College of San Francisco's quest to keep its doors open

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City College of San Francisco scrambles to make hundreds of accreditor-ordered fixes while lawsuits fly and the feds crack down on the college's accreditor.

California community colleges' cautious experiment with accelerated remediation

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Accelerated remediation starts to catch on at California community colleges, but might be slowed down by public university transfer policies.

Community college completion strategies lack scale, report finds

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Community colleges are trying proven completion strategies, but typically with only a limited number of students.

Student success centers are poised to spread

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New student success centers take the completion agenda to the states, with a faculty-driven feel. More could be on the way. 

California's governor signs two-tier tuition law

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A year after big protests over the idea, a new California law will allow several community colleges to charge more for overbooked courses.

 

Two-year colleges in California mull bachelor's degrees

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The state's community colleges become the latest to consider four-year degrees, a move with big implications there and beyond.

Stackable credentials in energy industry take off in Texas

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Texas community colleges create stackable credentials for jobs in booming oil and gas industry, so students can leave when hired and return later.

Gainful employment negotatiors face long odds of reaching consensus

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Gainful employment rewrite kicks off with rule-making session, but consensus appears unlikely as negotiators are far apart on day one.

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