communitycolleges

Reaction to three states' proposals for tuition-free community college

Politicians in three states want two years of tuition-free community college. Higher education experts welcome the attention, but worry about unintended consequences.

New federal scorecard for veterans

Federal agency releases new college comparison site for student veterans and data about where they are enrolled, earning praise from both for-profit colleges and their critics.

Drexel's community college partnerships win fans

Drexel University takes its bachelor's degrees and faculty to three community college campuses, an unusual move for a private university.

New Census data on non-college credentials and the work force

U.S. Census Bureau's first-of-its-kind report on the 25 percent of adults who hold a non-degree credential could influence policy and how college completion is viewed.

WICHE transfer passport is based on proficiency rather than credits

A multistate transfer agreement is based on proficiency rather than course credits, which might open the door further for models that do not rely on seat time.

Maryland's ambitious college completion law gets rolling

Maryland goes big with a college completion law, and some community college leaders say they like its comprehensiveness.

Court grants temporary reprieve to City College of San Francisco

A California court blocks an accreditor from shuttering City College of San Francisco, at least until a lawsuit filed by the city attorney goes to trial.

Major 2-year colleges and selective 4-year institutions create national transfer network

American Honors, a venture capital-funded effort to help students transfer from two-year-college honors programs to selective universities, grows to four community colleges and 27 four-year institutions.

Obama administration asks colleges to set goals on lower-income student success

Nelson Mandela's death puts on hold caucus for college leaders to talk about lower-income student success, for which they have been asked to set specific goals.

Alabama community college transfer office is broke

Alabama's community college transfer website is a national example of how to help students transfer more efficiently, so why is the office that runs it on life support?

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