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Community college students who take out small federal loans are more likely to default, new report finds, and most defaulters earned fewer than 15 credits and never made a payment on their debt.
Analysis says default problems in higher ed are largely due to surge in borrowing in that sector, with community colleges also playing a role.
The president formally unveils new advisory board to further push the efforts of America's College Promise plan that would make two years of community college free nationally.
Outsourced counseling designed as an employee benefit helps low-income students succeed in college, the Dell Scholars Program finds, and colleges may be following suit.
Tennessee is enrolling far more community college students than had been expected in program that is model for Obama proposal.
Wisconsin legislators ponder merging state's two-year college systems. Some faculty are concerned a merger would threaten the systems' different missions and damage general education.
Florida SouthWestern's salary decisions raise questions about equity between part-time and full-time faculty.
California is investing money in expanding aid programs that benefit its community college students, which could be a sign that free two-year college is a possibility.
Obama's plan lives on, with newly proposed federal legislation. But the real action is happening in states and cities, most notably with Oregon following Tennessee's lead with a statewide version.
More students at Florida's two-year colleges are failing college-level courses in the aftermath of a new state law that allows them to skip remediation.
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