Community colleges

California Community Colleges chancellor will advise Biden administration

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.

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The debate over using Pell Grant funds for very short-term vocational programs

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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Some two-year colleges report summer enrollment up

Some two-year colleges are reporting that summer enrollment is up at their institutions.

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Calbright College told to improve or close

A state audit found that Calbright College, California's online community college, graduated just 12 out of over 900 enrolled students during the 2019-20 academic year. Lawmakers are considering closing the college.

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Transfers to community colleges nosedive this spring

Far fewer students are transferring to community colleges this spring compared to the same time last year, a trend that mirrors overall enrollment declines in the two-year sector.

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State funding for two-year colleges declined this year while four-year colleges saw a small dip

Four-year institutions have fared better than two-year colleges when it comes to state support, a split that might be tied to enrollment declines.

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New Hampshire releases more details on proposal to merge public universities and community colleges into one system

Governor-backed plan would merge state's public university and community college system boards in July. Budgets would be combined next year.

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Private Iowa college partners with all state's community colleges on transfer

Transfer partnerships are increasingly common as enrollment declines spur collaboration. But one private college in Iowa has taken its commitment across the state.

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Enrollment declines continue, National Student Clearinghouse finds

Undergraduate enrollment is still down across higher education, according to the latest National Student Clearinghouse report. Black and Hispanic enrollment in community colleges is still down more than white and Asian enrollment.

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Results for bonds and new revenue for community colleges

Education in Maryland and Colorado could get a financial boost from voters' decisions, but California's community colleges lose out.

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