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California Bill Offers $5,000 Grants to Community College Students Who Transfer...

Community college students in California who transfer to historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will be eligible for a one-time grant of up to...

Community College Partnerships Help Diversify Four-Year Institutions

Community colleges must play an integral role in diversifying four-year colleges and universities in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ban on affirmative...

New Report Calls for Increased Support for Immigrant Students at Community...

Nearly 80 percent of community college staff have concerns about their institutions’ ability to meet the needs of a growing immigrant student population, according...

Rural Community Colleges Collaborate to Build Economic Opportunity

A coalition of nationwide rural community colleges is working to address inequities, improve educational outcomes, and grow economic opportunity through the Rural Guided Pathways...

Statewide Collaboration Results in Greater Financial Aid for Students

The Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program, which launched at the start of the 2016-2017 academic year, provides scholarships to Connecticut students from economically disadvantaged...

Community Colleges Help Vulnerable Students Access Food and Housing

Approximately 29 percent of community college students say they’ve experienced food insecurity, while 14 percent report housing insecurity — and for students of color...

University, Community Colleges Partner for More Inclusive STEM Education

The University of Wyoming (UW) and five community colleges in the state are building a faculty network to share best practices and make science,...

Collaborations Between Community Colleges and Employers Benefit Workforce

Businesses seeking to hire recent college graduates expect a high level of expertise and skill. To meet workforce demand and increase job opportunities, partnerships...

Community College Prioritizes Support for Student Parents

With a $1.74 million grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) Foundation in New Mexico is creating a...

California Launches Community Service Scholarship Program

California has launched a program to reduce education debt for low-income students. The California College Corps program, enacted by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newson, will provide...

Future Health Care Workers in Colorado to Receive Free Community College...

Colorado lawmakers recently approved funding for the Care Forward Colorado program, which will provide free community college education to students seeking careers in health...

UC San Diego to Expand Medical School Diversity Through Community College...

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (UCSD SOM) recently received a $1.87 million grant from the Foundation for California Community Colleges...

Top-Ranking Colleges and Universities Focus on Transfer Students as One Key...

In recent years, especially in the wake of the 2020 racial justice movement, a growing number of higher education institutions have begun prioritizing diversity...

Biden Proposes $35 Billion in COVID-19 Aid for Higher Education

President-elect Joe Biden announced a proposal for $35 billion in coronavirus aid for higher education institutions on Thursday.  The funds will be part of a...

Public College Enrollment Plunges for Low-Income High School Grads

Public college enrollment of low-income high school graduates declined at disproportionately higher rates during the COVID-19 pandemic than the previous academic year, according to...

What a Biden-Harris Administration Means for Higher Education

The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris has many indications for diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. Harris’ victory broke gender and...

Inconsistent Mental Healthcare at Community Colleges Harms a Vulnerable Student Population

In August 2017, just as the Houston Community College System’s 20 campuses were poised to start the fall semester, Hurricane Harvey dumped more than...

As Manufacturing Evolves, Community Colleges Adapt Quickly to ‘Meet Students Where...

The United States government’s top leaders have painted a rosy picture of the manufacturing industry, with President Donald Trump crediting an uptick in domestic...