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2016 October 6 - 12:00 am

Financial Strains Growing for Students and Colleges

Despite talk of free community college tuition for all, tuition and other costs are on the rise in most places. State governments are continuing to retreat in their support of community colleges. Grants under the bedrock Pell Grant program fall well short of what it actually costs to attend college, contributing to a decline in enrollment.
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2016 September 20 - 12:00 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.
Cover Story
2016 August 18 - 12:00 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...
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2016 July 27 - 12:00 am

Long Beach CC President Will Be First Latino To Head Nation’s Largest System

“As a California native and a product of a California community college, I am honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead the largest and most diverse system of higher education in the nation,” Oakley said in a statement. “I wish to thank the Board of Governors, Governor Brown and the people of California for expressing their faith in me.
Cover Story
2016 July 20 - 12:00 am
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.
Point of View
2016 July 20 - 12:00 am

College-Produced Film Documents Students’ Academic Journeys

Her impromptu promise elicited a round of applause from the group of community college faculty members watching the film at the 38th Annual International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence staged by NISOD, the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development and held in Austin, Texas.
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2016 June 20 - 12:00 am
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 June 9 - 12:00 am

College-Produced Film Documents Students’ Academic Journeys

 So moved was one community college instructor after viewing the film “No Greater Odds” that she made a life decision on the spot.          &n
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2016 May 29 - 12:00 am

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.
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2016 May 9 - 12:00 am

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.
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2016 April 26 - 12:00 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.
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2016 April 13 - 12:00 am

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.
Cover Story
2016 April 10 - 12:00 am

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.
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2016 March 28 - 12:00 am

League Leads Effort To Embed Colleges In Public Health Education

Community colleges long ago cemented their place as a central and critical contributor to the country’s health care workforce.
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2016 March 22 - 12:00 am

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.
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2016 March 15 - 12:00 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.
CCWeek Data
2016 March 15 - 12:00 am

Members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society have success rates far in excess of national averages.

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
Cover Story
2016 February 29 - 12:00 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.
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2016 February 16 - 12:00 am

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.
Cover Story
2016 February 5 - 12:00 am

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.

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