Community colleges

Two-year colleges serve more disadvantaged students with less money

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Community colleges struggle to serve a growing share of disadvantaged students, report finds, while public funding skews toward four-year institutions.

Controversial two-tier tuition proposal is back in California

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As budget crunch eases at California's community colleges, a lawmaker pushes two-tiered tuition, a solution both faculty groups and system leaders oppose.

Community college students struggle to meet low academic standards, study finds

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Community colleges expect little of their first-year students, study finds, but students fail to meet even low standards.

Faculty unions file complaint on accreditor's handling of CCSF

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With City College of San Francisco facing possible accreditor-mandated shutdown, faculty unions urge agency to back down, arguing that review was flawed and tainted by conflicts of interest.

California community colleges release completion scorecards

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California's community colleges get graded with new completion scorecards. Experts say the data are among the best provided by a public college system.

California community college chancellor opposes differential tuition

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Two-tier pricing at California community colleges faces longer odds under new chancellor, who says differential tuition clashes with the state's laws and open-access commitment.

Pima Community College's deep accreditation crisis

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A scathing report from a regional accreditor's site team tanks tighter admission standards at Pima Community College and finds a "culture of fear."

Community college learns that boosting retention comes with a cost

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A community college tries to boost its completion rate, but takes a 20 percent enrollment hit in the process.

New firm helps 2-year colleges create honors programs

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New investor-backed company teams up with public two-year colleges to create honors programs designed to attract top students and help them transfer.

Michigan lets community colleges issue four-year degrees, amid controversy

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Michigan is the latest state to allow community colleges to issue bachelor's degrees. But despite controversy and turf wars, actual practice remains limited, for now.

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