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West Virginia requires students take drug test to qualify for free tuition

West Virginia joins other states in offering free tuition at community colleges. But the new law is unique in asking all students seeking eligibility to pass a drug test.

Ohio community college raises questions by enrolling large numbers of non-Ohio students

Ohio's Eastern Gateway Community College draws scrutiny from lawmakers for working with an OPM to rapidly grow online enrollment of out-of-state students.

Feds release broader data on socioeconomic status and college enrollment and completion

Family wealth is linked to students' odds of enrolling and graduating from college, according to new federal data, as well as the type and selectivity of college they attend.

New research finds discrepancies in estimates of food insecurity among college students

New research finds that while food insecurity among college students is a serious problem, studies on the issue may not provide accurate estimates of its magnitude.

Connecticut community colleges faculty and administration at odds over proposed consolidation

The head of Connecticut's community college and university system will present more detailed plans for consolidating the management of the two-year colleges to the system's accreditor.

Per-student public spending recovers halfway since recession: study

An early look at state and local higher education funding finds that recovery since the recession has been uneven, with just nine states in 2018 back to pre-recession funding levels -- meanwhile, another 11 have seen no recovery at all.

JPMorgan's $600 million in grants for career education and community colleges

Financial firm rolls out $350 million for career education programs in high-demand fields, following a previous $250 million in similar grants.

Two prominent community college leaders prepare to step down

The influential presidents of two of the country's largest and most prominent community colleges are stepping down.

Employers team up with higher education to bring open data and standardization to hiring

As employers admit they need to give clearer signals about needed job skills, a broad U.S. Chamber-led group seeks to use standardization and technology to better align credentialing and work-force data.

Survey asks community college students to detail their challenges

A new survey finds they believe too much work and too little money keep them from graduating. But they also cite problems with online education and parking.

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