Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, speaks at a podium with an American flag to his left and a California flag to his right.
Jun 17, 2022
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system and a thought leader in community college circles, will step down to direct the College Futures Foundation.
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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February 16, 2022
“Dizzyingly long lists” of courses meeting gen ed requirements put unhealthy pressure on students and inhibit community colleges from living up to their ideals, Terry O’Banion and Cindy L. Miles write.
February 16, 2022
Contra Costa Community College District’s chancellor is on paid administrative leave for the second time in less than a year. Faculty and staff are confused about the dispute between the chancellor and board members.
February 10, 2022
A new program in Chicago gives single moms who enroll in college a monthly $500 stipend to spend however they want. Other efforts are emerging to boost the graduation rate of student parents.
February 4, 2022
Wick Sloane urges two-year-college leaders to turn up the pressure on Congress—and on themselves—to meet their students’ needs.
February 4, 2022
Community colleges, tribal colleges and minority-serving institutions that benefited from multimillion-dollar gifts from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott share how they plan to put the money to use.
February 1, 2022
Two new mapping projects aim to expand understanding of rural colleges and the challenges they face. One focuses on where rural college are located, the other on colleges serving rural populations.
February 1, 2022
A New York City church and a community college partner to create housing for homeless students.
January 4, 2022
A state law sought to cut back on remedial education at California Community Colleges, but many colleges still offer these courses. Consumer advocates say the classes keep students from earning degrees. Frustrated students agree.
December 6, 2021
Enrollment swelled at Spartanburg Community College this fall as students took advantage of a free tuition initiative. It was a stark contrast to ongoing enrollment declines at community colleges across the country.
November 29, 2021
A new report outlines the efforts of four community colleges to better support single mothers trying to earn degrees.



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