Community colleges

Community college offers tuition amnesty program

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A community college in Michigan offers "tuition amnesty" to collect some of what former students owe and to re-enroll them.

Obama again proposes new money for job training at community colleges

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A few days after criticizing higher ed, President Obama again proposes new spending for job-training money at two-year institutions, this time as part of a jobs deal.

New GAO report on spending patterns of veterans' tuition benefits

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New federal report tracks where 1 million student veterans are going to college, and where the $11 billion in education benefits they receive is going.

Revised paper on for-profit wage data shows hazards of comparison

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Working paper that stung for-profits is revised, now declaring roughly equal job-market returns of credentials earned at for-profits versus nonprofit colleges.

Benefits access program aids community college students

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A program is helping low-income students at seven community colleges discover new avenues of financial support, in hopes of increasing college completion.

Associate degree program requirements typically top 60 credits

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Community colleges often require more than 60 credits for associate degrees, which could be a barrier to graduation for some students.

Nonprofit group Single Stop helps low-income students avoid financial barriers

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For many needy college students, finishing degrees starts with applying for food stamps or filling out a federal tax form.

'Audit' at Monroe Community College finds officials were over-communicating with students

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Ever wonder why students ignore important messages? One college figured out that less may be more when it comes to communication.

Consequences of racial and economic stratification in community colleges

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Segregation in higher education remains largely ignored, but two new studies show increasing concentrations of disadvantaged students at community colleges can affect completion rates.

InsideTrack's student coaching proves completion payoff

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Student coaching appears to pay off by boosting retention and graduation rates. Does outsourcing coaching make sense if a private company does it best?

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