Community colleges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Community colleges examining low and stagnant enrollments

Some educators see other factors besides a recovering economy as a reasons why their enrollments are low.

Stackable credential pathways can lead to short-term certificates of questionable value

Stackable credential pathways have plenty of promise, but a new study fuels worries about poorly designed programs shunting underrepresented student groups into short-term programs of questionable value.

Options for ITT Tech students if the for-profit chain collapses

With ITT Tech headed toward possible collapse, its students begin weighing whether to transfer or to seek to have their federal loans forgiven.

Free-college campaigns attempt to remain above politics

Advocates of free community college initiatives want to remain nonpartisan, and sometimes that means altering the rhetoric.

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