Community colleges

Texas business group's billboard campaign on completion rates

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Texas Association of Business goes after community college graduation rates with a campaign that was influenced by Complete College America.

State budget cuts make completion goals difficult for community colleges

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Citing severe state budget woes, community college leaders are pessimistic about the feasibility of the push to graduate more students, survey finds.

For-profits lag behind other colleges in student outcomes

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New research attempts to better compare the performance of for-profit colleges with nonprofits by controlling for differences in student populations, with largely negative results for the industry.

Growing number of community colleges use multiple measures to place students

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More community colleges are moving away from relying on placement exams alone to figure out whether incoming students need remediation, but establishing a substitute system can be tricky.

Many community college presidencies are in upheaval

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A spate of resignations and terminations among community college presidents provokes worries about a shortage of qualified candidates to fill these positions.

New guide seeks to help colleges guide and maintain transfers

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Community college experts team up to develop a guide to help colleges and universities build success transfer pathways and increase bachelor's completion.

Study finds comparatively good outcomes for community college transfers

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Study finds that students who start at community college earn bachelor's degrees at much lower rates -- but those who transfer fare as well as (or better than) "native" four-year-college students.

Massachusetts promotes financial rebates to incentivize two-year completion and transfer

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Massachusetts is offering money to community college students who enroll full time, finish on time and transfer.

California community colleges navigate path to replacing or overhauling accreditor

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There are no easy answers for California's two-year college system as it faces an unprecedented decision to move to a new accreditor, while also debating how to change the current one.

California community colleges find new way to measure success of noncompleters

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Students who leave California's community colleges with just a few credits in career or technical education but no credential still see substantial wage gains or promotions at work, according to new data from the state.

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