communitycolleges

Large donation to a small community college changes the outlook on fund-raising by two-year institutions

A $5 million donation may seem like small change in the era of Bloomberg's billions. But at community colleges the impact can be dramatic.

State support for higher ed rises 3.7 percent, improves over 2017

Latest annual survey finds state support for higher education rose 3.7 percent in fiscal year 2018-19, up from just 1.6 percent the previous year.

Colleges respond as shutdown creates new cost issues for some students

Many college students rely on income -- whether a parent's or their own -- from closed federal agencies. Some colleges are trying to help.

GAO report reviews studies on student hunger

New report says federal agencies should improve public awareness of food assistance programs to help combat hunger among college students.

Some Calif. community colleges skip free college because of required participation in federal loan program

Some California community colleges are turning down state money for free tuition to avoid participating in the federal loan program.

Colleges rush to prepare for Amazon expansion

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As Amazon green-lights two new headquarters in New York and Northern Virginia, universities and colleges scramble to create a talent pipeline for tens of thousands of high-paying tech jobs.

Colleges push for more resources to support prison education programs

Prison education programs are thriving and enjoy bipartisan backing, but colleges say they could do more with federal and state funding.

Institutional change is required to better serve first-generation students, report finds

More four-year colleges are working to help first-generation college students succeed. But a new report says real progress requires institutional shifts, not just adding new programs.

Growing number of colleges partner with Google to offer credit for its new IT certificate

Tech giant gets hands-on with its new online IT certificate, as a growing number of community colleges and Northeastern University create credit pathways with the curriculum.

Free-college proposals shift to fit state needs and emulate successful examples

Proposals for tuition-free college programs shift to meet the needs of the state while also exhibiting qualities of more successful existing initiatives.

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