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Statewide reverse transfer agreements, in which four-year colleges grant associate degrees to students who transfer from community colleges, are spreading. The process isn't easy, but could help students and graduation rates.
Major report from community college association sets broad goals for the sector, but is couched in familiar terms.
The Education Department plans to change widely disparaged federal definition of completion rate to include transfers and nontraditional students.
Researcher's new tool for producing timelier data on college degree completion shows 6.5 percent increase in number of credentials awarded in U.S. in 2011.
Project links pregnancy planning with finishing degrees, and brings edgy course content to two-year college curriculums.
Standardized tests are placing community college students who are ready for college into remedial classes, two studies find, making them less likely to earn degrees.
Panelists at for-profit association meeting say industry should get ahead of accountability push by measuring student outcomes and making them public.
Valencia College wins inaugural Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, another sign that foundations and lawmakers are emphasizing completion rates for community colleges.
Johnson C. Smith is in transition, focusing efforts in increasing rigor and evaluating the curriculum.
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