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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.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Wake Tech Manages Long-Term Growth Even as Enrollment Slows

One in eight adults aged 18 to 65 in fast-growing Wake County, N.C., is enrolled at Wake Tech, he said, underscoring the strong ties the college has forged with the community it serves.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Recession After-Effects Cause Decline In Enrollment, Graduation Rates

And as enrollment declines, so too are graduation rates, potentially undermining the Obama administration’s top higher education goal: making the United States, by the year 2020, once again the country with the highest percentage of college graduates in the world.
2015 December 29 - 10:01 pm

Increasing Student Success and Completion Rates Common Thread

“I think what this is showing is that the completion agenda cannot happen overnight. First you have to enroll the students, then you have to keep them and complete them.”.
2015 December 2 - 12:38 am

Federal Spending Fuels Growth in College Welding Programs

When Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio opined during a GOP debate that America needed more welders and fewer philosophers, his remarks soon got torched.Fact checkers swiftly reported that Rubio was wrong to assert that welders earn more than do philosophy professors. Observers questioned his broader contention that the economic value of a vocational degree was greater than the payoff that comes with contemplating the great questions of life and love. Philosophy professors lamented that the humanities in general were under attack, not only their discipline, with some colleges shuttering their philosophy departments.
2015 November 17 - 03:41 pm

Reverse Transfer Policies Show Promising Results

But what can’t be denied is that states and higher education systems are rushing to develop and implement reverse transfer policies as they scramble to meet their workforce needs. Research by an initiative called Credit When It’s Due (CWID) has.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Recommends Lifting Restrictions On Cybersecurity Scholarships

2001, the National Science Foundation has administered a program designed to ease the shortage in the federal cybersecurity workforce by offering scholarships to students in return for commitments to work in the federal sector after graduation.
2015 November 4 - 02:50 pm

Preparing more professionals to meet the need to reduce vulnerabilities in the nation’s computer networks.

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated community colleges across the country as National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance or Cyber Defense. The designation is based on updated academic criteria for cybersecurity education.
2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

As Umpqua Community College Recovers, Other Colleges On Edge

Hundreds of people lined the road leading to the rural campus, where 11 days earlier it joined Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook and Columbine on the grim roster of deadly school shootings. Town residents waved signs reading “UCC Strong,” a welcome sign of support from a small logging town grown weary of the glare of the national media spotlight.
2015 October 26 - 03:44 am

Gun Rights, Gun Control Advocates Square Off in Public Forums

The 50,000-student flagship campus of the University of Texas System recently hosted the first of two public forums to get input from advocates for gun rights and gun control as school officials study how to comply with a state law that takes effect next August.
2015 October 8 - 05:38 pm

Northern Marianas College Weathers Series Of Major Storms

It had survived the most serious sanction — a show cause order — from the same accrediting body that had been threatening to shut down the City College of San Francisco. Northern Marianas College, in fact, had been on one kind of accreditation sanction or another for eight straight years.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

A Look at Enrollment, Academic Preparation, Institutions. educational Attainment

Over two-thirds of all Latino students at 2-year institutions enrolled at a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), In 2012-13, 2-year HSIs (193 institutions) represented 18% of all 2-year institutions. These HSIs enrolled 69% of all Latino undergraduates who attended 2-year institutions.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

Federal Leadership Vacuum Has Latino Colleges Relying on State, Institutional Initiatives

According to the U.S. Department of Education, Hispanics have educational attainment levels that are far lower than those of other groups. In 2013, 22 percent of Hispanic adults had earned an associate degree or higher, compared to 46 percent of Whites, 60 percent of Asians and 31 percent of African Americans.
2015 September 27 - 12:19 am

Undergraduate Enrollment of Latinos, By State

2015 September 27 - 12:19 am


California Community Colleges 65% California State University 16% For-Profit Colleges 9% University of California 6%.
2015 September 13 - 02:02 am

CCWeek Data Underscore Achievement Gaps

This year, the data also underscore a trend that has been apparent, and growing, for decades: the gap between men and women when it comes to earning college degrees.

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