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President Biden Announces Plan for Free Community College

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden introduced a $1.8 trillion American Families Plan that will make significant investments in post-secondary education, including providing two free...

Freshman Enrollment Plunges Across Universities and Community Colleges

Freshman enrollment has declined by more than 16 percent at U.S. colleges and universities in comparison to last year’s data, the National Student Clearinghouse...

Declines in Community College Enrollment Pose a Problem for Modern Economy,...

Overall college enrollment in the United States declined for the seventh year in a row in fall 2017, according to the 2019 Fact Book...

Community Colleges Endeavor to Serve Overlooked Populations Close to Home

Only 97 institutions in the United States qualify as Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award winners. Of this elite group, just four are...

Community College Transfer Students Succeed at Selective Colleges and Universities, Yet...

Community college students who transfer to selective, four-year colleges and universities are more likely to graduate than students enrolled directly from high school, according...

The Chief Diversity Officer’s Growing Presence at Two-Year Colleges

 The number of chief diversity officers (CDOs) in higher education continues to rise. For many years, these positions were commonly associated with four-year colleges...

Study Finds High Levels of Hunger and Homelessness Among Community College...

Two out of three community college students struggle to afford food, and approximately 14 percent are homeless, according to a study released last week...

Guaranteed Admission Program Provides Clear Path to Baccalaureate Degrees

The University of South Florida (USF) launched a new program last week that increases access to bachelor’s degrees for area community college students by...

Dual Admission Partnership Will Ease Transition to Bachelor’s Degree

St. Louis Community College (STLCC) and nearby Webster University signed a dual admission agreement this week that will ease the transition for students at...

Award-Winning Program Enhances Diversity at Northern Virginia Community College

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2014 only 65.9 percent of high school graduates enrolled in college, marking the lowest enrollment...

Challenging, Supportive Computer Science Program Allows Students to Excel

Faculty and administrators at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) and nearby Hartnell College, a two-year institution, are removing obstacles that keep students from...

Help Wanted: STEM Professions Offer Growth and Opportunity

In the U.S., occupations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) currently make up more than one out of every 10 jobs and pay...

Welcoming Faces and Places for Conversation: AACC’s New Programs Highlight Inclusion

Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) in Arnold, Md., appointed its first chief diversity officer last year, and since he began, James Felton has been...

Cuyahoga Community College Moves Beyond Diversity to Focus on Inclusion

Diversity isn’t a new concept at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. The school has had a diversity officer for 23 years, several African...

What’s in a Name: Moraine Valley Community College Emphasizes Community

The student body at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Ill., is a reflection of the surrounding community. Located in a southwest suburb of...