communitycolleges

Biden announces new consortium to promote apprenticeships as pathway to college degree

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The Obama administration unveils a new program aimed at making it easier for students to reap academic credit for completion of apprenticeships. 

Part-time professors teach most community college students, report finds

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New report sheds light on the oft-ignored adjunctification of community colleges, which may be a barrier to college completion.

Community College of Philadelphia trustees hire president despite faculty concerns

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Should serving as the provost of a school that closed amid state investigations disqualify one to lead a community college?

 

New default rates trip up a community college

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Congress expanded federal student loan default metrics to scrutinize for-profits, but community colleges are worried, too, at least one with good reason.

Community colleges go big with corporate college consortium

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Maricopa joins a growing number of community colleges in finding new revenue by selling job training to large corporations.

Civitas brings completion-oriented big data to community colleges and universities

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Using big data to improve completion rates, and also to give realistic indicators of how both students and instructors are performing. 

Lost credits hold back transfer students, study finds

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Community college students who transfer to a four-year institution have good odds of earning a bachelor's degree, new research finds, unless they lose credits in the transfer process.

Details of gainful employment proposal expected Friday

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The White House gives reporters a sneak peek at its final gainful employment proposal, but important details should be released today.

College of Southern Nevada seeks to boost retention by ending late registration

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Ending late registration for courses may help more community college students get to graduation, but it also challenges deeply held views about student access, and can hurt enrollment levels.

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

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

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