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2016 September 20 - 12:00 am

Short-Term Certificate Conferrals Accelerate

two years of slight declines, the number of associate degrees conferred by U.S. postsecondary institutions increased slightly in 2014-15, although not quite reaching the historic high of 2012.
Fastest Growing
2014 December 19 - 12:00 am

Community College Enrollment Continues Decline

For the past several years, we have been chronicling a steady but modest decline in community college enrollment and its association to an improving economy. That trend appears to be continuing. Fall 2013 enrollment declined by 2.2 percent from Fall 2012 as the U.
Around the Nation
2008 June 16 - 12:00 am
What’s the difference between a community college and a public, two-year postsecondary institution? Thirty years ago, the answer to that question would be “substantially, nothing.” Since then, there has been significant change in the nature of institutions that fulfill the community college mission.
Around the Nation
2007 December 4 - 12:00 am
Since we started publishing this analysis in 2001, overall enrollments among public, two-year and four-year associate colleges have increased by 7.4 percent from 6 to 6.5 million students. The number of such institutions has increased by only 1.8 percent, from 1,160 to 1,181. This increase in productivity is critical to our nation’s educational needs, especially at a time of increasing demands by a variety of public sector institutions for increasingly scarce public resources.

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