Partnership draws online students, and scrutiny, for a community college

A free college program for union members has boosted Eastern Gateway’s enrollment to nearly 47,000, but it has also raised questions about an outside company’s influence at the Ohio institution—including on academic matters.


Eastern Gateway Community College put on probation

Eastern Gateway Community College offered free courses to union members, and enrollment skyrocketed. But the institution’s accreditor put the college on probation, saying the rapid growth hurt the education offered.


Former professors sue Collin College over free speech

Two former faculty members sue Collin College, saying they were let go for criticizing the college’s COVID-19 response and otherwise exercising their right to free expression.


Community college enrollments worry campus leaders

Enrollment rates at community colleges continue to plummet across the country as administrators seek solutions to stanch the outward flow of students.


Community college leaders celebrate first lady's return

Jill Biden, the first lady, returned to the classroom this fall as a community college professor. Community college leaders see the move as emblematic of a new national moment for their institutions. 


New federal data confirm enrollment declines


New preliminary data on fall 2020 from the U.S. Department of Education confirm declines in enrollment and retention.


Congress hears solutions to campus food insecurity

Millions of college students face food insecurity, and while institutions have been doing what they can to help, it’s time for the federal government to step in, advocates say.


At a college wounded on 9/11, memories endure 20 years later

Borough of Manhattan Community College lost eight students and alumni plus a building in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. On the 20th anniversary, lessons reverberate amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


North Idaho College board punts again on president's contract vote

The North Idaho Board of Trustees expanded its power and subsequently repealed a mask mandate put in place by the community college’s president.


Community colleges struggle with California fires

Some California community colleges, already struggling with enrollment declines and the fallout from the pandemic, now face new challenges caused by the wildfires.



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