Community colleges

Reports highlight woes faced by the one-third of all college students who transfer

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Three reports highlight different ways that changing colleges is difficult. Bottom line (in one expert’s words): transferring students are “abused.”

Increasing share of good-paying jobs go to college graduates

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Associate and four-year degrees lead to a growing share of well-paying jobs, study finds, as struggles increase for workers with only a high school credential.

Support builds for expanding Pell eligibility to short-term certificates

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Bipartisan support builds for expanding Pell Grant eligibility to short-term certificates, although some experts worry about quality control and funding.

California community colleges seek to rebrand CTE as state kicks in new money

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California’s community colleges seek to rebrand career and technical education amid a broad state push that includes $200 million more in annual funding.

Americans see value in higher education, survey finds, but are unhappy with current system

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Americans see the work force and societal value of getting a college degree, a survey from New America finds, but community colleges have more support than do other sectors.

President proposes consolidation at Connecticut State system

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Connecticut system hopes for big savings by running 12 campuses centrally and combining back-office functions at colleges and universities.

Sharp growth of California's free community college programs

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While California considers a plan to cut tuition and lower the cost of going to college, more than 50 local free two-year initiatives are popping up across the state.

Replicating Tennessee's approach to free community college takes money and more

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As Tennessee’s Promise program expands to include adult students, other community college scholarship programs are figuring out how to replicate its success.

New coalition brings colleges and aviation employers together to solve national hiring shortage

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New nonprofit is intermediary between aviation employers and partner colleges, with tailored academic programs that could send graduates across state lines for well-paying jobs.

City College of San Francisco may be turning corner on financial management

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City College of San Francisco is struggling with money woes, dwindling enrollment and a long-running accreditation crisis, but many in the state say the college is changing for the better.

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