Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Oct 26, 2021
A community college newspaper, which served as a pipeline to media jobs for students, struggles amid a pandemic and enrollment declines.
Oct 29, 2019
The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.


Student transfer is an increasing priority for officials at two- and four-year colleges alike, but they blame each other for flaws in the process. Experts want them to focus on the students' needs.


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August 26, 2021

Community colleges are employing various strategies to attract students this fall and recover from enrollment losses related to the pandemic.

August 19, 2021

Gillette College will break away from the Northern Wyoming Community College District and become a separate district after a fraught special election that divided Campbell County residents.

August 2, 2021

A group working on helping students transfer credits across institutions should recognize the exam's role in awarding students for prior learning.

July 27, 2021

College of Marin leaders hope to use $2,000 grants to persuade more than 400 students who left during the pandemic to return and to entice others to enroll this fall.

July 27, 2021

Going “beyond transfer,” national panel argues that achieving equity in higher education requires recognizing and crediting “all relevant learning” from wider variety of sources.

July 21, 2021

The California Community Colleges system will require students to take an ethnic studies course. The new policy follows legislation that established a similar requirement at the California State University system last year.

July 20, 2021

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, will temporarily serve as a special adviser in the U.S. Department of Education. The move was applauded by higher education leaders.

July 7, 2021

When Kingsborough Community College president Claudia Schrader couldn’t greet incoming students on campus, she went to visit them at home. She hopes to turn the “welcome wagon” into a Kingsborough tradition.

July 2, 2021

More than half of CUNY community college students drop out within three years without a degree and struggle with hefty nontuition costs, a new report found. These are long-standing problems system leaders have tried combat.

July 2, 2021

A community college system leader and a higher education policy expert discuss the pros and cons of expanding the main federal financial aid program to include eight-week vocational programs.



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