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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November 22, 2021
A free college program for union members has boosted Eastern Gateway’s enrollment to nearly 47,000, but it has also raised questions about an outside company’s influence at the Ohio institution—including on academic matters.
November 22, 2021
Disappointingly low student completion rates in the California Community Colleges system are prompting campus leaders to focus on retention efforts as they also try to stem enrollment declines.
November 16, 2021
Waubonsee Community College is launching a new initiative to boost the enrollment and graduation rates of Latinx students and adult learners.
November 15, 2021
A team of students is producing a podcast that seeks to undercut the stigma of attending a community college while answering the larger question of what it means for a college to be considered a “good school.”
November 12, 2021
Eastern Gateway Community College offered free courses to union members, and enrollment skyrocketed. But the institution’s accreditor put the college on probation, saying the rapid growth hurt the education offered.
November 9, 2021
Long Beach City College created designated parking on campus where unhoused students can sleep safely in their cars overnight. Some observers worry the plan is shortsighted and sends the wrong message.
November 4, 2021
Higher education’s response to the pandemic has spurred four long-lasting positive changes on community college and other campuses, writes Michael A. Baston.
October 26, 2021
A community college newspaper, which served as a pipeline to media jobs for students, struggles amid a pandemic and enrollment declines.
October 25, 2021
Enrollment rates at community colleges continue to plummet across the country as administrators seek solutions to stanch the outward flow of students.
October 18, 2021
Community college leaders celebrated new legislation allowing their institutions to offer more four-year degrees. The measure is also a win for the national community college baccalaureate movement.



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