Community colleges

Obama administration asks colleges to set goals on lower-income student success

Nelson Mandela's death puts on hold caucus for college leaders to talk about lower-income student success, for which they have been asked to set specific goals.

Alabama community college transfer office is broke

Alabama's community college transfer website is a national example of how to help students transfer more efficiently, so why is the office that runs it on life support?

Students are unlikely to graduate if they stop out more than once, study finds

Most community college students take a break from college on the way to earning a four-year degree, but few make it there if they "stop out" more than once.

Community colleges in Ohio push to regain eligibility for state aid

Community college students still can't get need-based aid from the state, while students at for-profits and other institutions are once again eligible.

City College of San Francisco's quest to keep its doors open

City College of San Francisco scrambles to make hundreds of accreditor-ordered fixes while lawsuits fly and the feds crack down on the college's accreditor.

California community colleges' cautious experiment with accelerated remediation

Accelerated remediation starts to catch on at California community colleges, but might be slowed down by public university transfer policies.

Community college completion strategies lack scale, report finds

Community colleges are trying proven completion strategies, but typically with only a limited number of students.

Student success centers are poised to spread

New student success centers take the completion agenda to the states, with a faculty-driven feel. More could be on the way. 

California's governor signs two-tier tuition law

A year after big protests over the idea, a new California law will allow several community colleges to charge more for overbooked courses.

 

Two-year colleges in California mull bachelor's degrees

The state's community colleges become the latest to consider four-year degrees, a move with big implications there and beyond.

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