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2016 September 20 - 06:26 am

Obama Focused on Community Colleges, but Will His Successor?

As the presidential campaign hurtles forward, a look at developments in federal higher education policy over recent years gives some concept of what the next president will confront in fashioning an agenda for community colleges. As explored below, Washington policy making impacting community colleges has been well-nigh relentless.
2016 September 20 - 06:26 am

Top 100 Lists Show Gains in Texas Despite Overall Slowdown

The decade-and-a-half-old effort is bearing fruit. In 2015, state colleges and universities awarded 258,795 bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and certificates, exceeding the state’s 2000 goal by more than 143,000, according to the panel’s final report, which was issued earlier this summer.
2016 September 13 - 07:26 am

Colleges Will Compete for Prestigious Award and $1M Prize Fund

 Ten finalists have been named to compete for the 2017 Community College Prize for College Excellence, the nation’s premiere recognition of achievement and improvement among America’s commu
2016 August 18 - 10:29 am

Advocates Say Full Academic Load Is Key to On-Time Graduation

helps students. College students who enroll in 15 credits in their first semester, and 30 credits a year, accumulate more credits over the course of their college careers and are much more likely to graduate than those students who initially enroll...
2016 July 20 - 04:27 pm
Plenty of words have been uttered about poor graduation and completion rates at community colleges. The demand for better results continues unabated. But this year, like every year, thousands of community college students graduate. They completed their.
2016 June 20 - 05:27 pm
Valencia College won renown five years ago when it was named the top community college in the country, the first winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. It was praised for its ability to get students to graduation and into four-year institutions and was held up as a model for the rest of the country to emulate.
2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

Digital Badging Is Growing, but Employers Remain Wary

has become almost a mantra in higher education circles as technology continues to grow its footprint on a new generation of learners. Learning today, so it goes, needs no classroom, not even a teacher, and can take place anywhere, anytime and on any device.
2016 May 29 - 06:23 pm

What are Human Resources professionals thinking about digital credentials?

By ccw
Question: Thinking about how you evaluate, research or vet employee and prospective employees’ qualifications, do you currently use or take into consideration digital credentials that may be displayed on social media like LinkedIn, job sites such as Monster.
2016 May 9 - 08:46 pm

Pathways Project Eyes Fundamental College Restructuring

The project got a significant boost last year with the publication of “Redesigning America’s Community Colleges: A Clearer Path to Student Success,” a book by Thomas Bailey, Shanna Smith Jaggars and Davis Jenkins of the Community College Research Center at Teachers College Columbia University.
2016 April 26 - 06:25 am

Untethered from Washington, Free Tuition Initiatives On the Rise

HICAGO — When President Obama announced last year his proposal to provide free community college to almost all Americans, nearly every Washington pundit predicted that Congress would do nothing with the plan. A lawmaking body too polarized, too deadlocked to get even simple things done surely would be unable to deal with such a sweeping proposal.
2016 April 13 - 10:38 pm

League Leads Effort To Embed Colleges In Public Health Education

The two-year schools educate more than half of the country’s new nurses. Dental hygienists and phlebotomists can get their training at a community college. In the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the sector became an integral part of the country’s response.
2016 April 10 - 05:06 pm

Glasper Takes Reins as Head of League for Innovation

He was 64 years old, and had a highprofile job: chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District, the sprawling system that enrolls about 265,000 students across ten campuses and two skills centers in Phoenix and its environs. He had just signed a new contract that would take him through 2018.
2016 March 22 - 01:20 pm

Colleges Training New Generation of Substation Workers

he new engineering technology lab at Lake-Sumter State College is full of the kind of equipment that assures the lights go on when you flip that switch: protective relays, communication processors and equipment, battery systems, substation devices, metering and testing gear.
2016 March 15 - 11:16 am

Bouyed by Success, Phi Theta Kappa Looks To Expand Its Footprint

According a study that tracked 11,000 PTK members starting in the 2008-09 academic years, the overall six-year completion rate of members was 85 percent. Another seven percent were still enrolled and working toward a degree, making the overall completion rate 92 percent.
2016 February 29 - 10:39 am

Advocates Urge Expansion of Remediation Solutions

• At Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, most students need not take a highstakes placement test to assess their college readiness. Instead, they can submit results of an ACT or SAT college placement test, or even a high school transcript, provided their GPA is 2.
2016 February 16 - 01:47 pm

New Rules on Teachers’ Qualifications Put Dual Enrollment at Risk

Giving students working toward a high school diploma the chance to also earn college credit has been praised for its myriad benefits: reducing the cost of college, instilling students with a sense of confidence in their own abilities, speeding students on their path toward a college degree.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Students transferring to very selective four-year institutions were more successful at completing degree

This table shows transfer-in bachelor’s completion rates by the selectivity of the four-year institution to which students transferred, along with the percentage of transfer students in the sample who transferred to each type of institution.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Study Finds Most Transfers Never Earn Bachelor’s Degree

But for the vast majority of students, this dream remains only a dream. Just 14 percent of students who start their higher education careers at a community college transfer to a four-year university and earn a bachelor’s degree within six years.
2016 February 5 - 01:34 pm

Average rates for each community college outcome measures by state

Transfer-Out Transfer-With Transfer-Out State Institutions Award Rate Bachelor’s Completion Rate Rate Rate.
2016 January 22 - 02:33 pm

CCWeek Examines the Events and Trends That Marked 2015 and Lists the Year’s Top Stories

In 2015, many of the community college stories that dominated the headlines were the same ones that commanded attention in 2014, but with tangible signs of progress. That’s the way is usually happens in higher education. Stories unfold in a continuum rather than suddenly emerging.

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