Community Colleges

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Fastlane U: Two Steps to Transfer Success

The National Student Clearinghouse Snapshot Reports tells us that students who earn their associate’s degree at a community college are more likely to finish a baccalaureate program as opposed to going straight to the four-year program.

Enrollment Slows Nationally

It had been predicted for years and now it looks like it is finally coming to pass. No, not the Mayan calendar apocalypse. After years of steep increases, higher education enrollments are slowing, almost across the board. In its “Projections of Education Statistics to 2021” report, the Department of Education predicts that overall higher education enrollment will rise only about 15 percent from 2010 to 2021, after witnessing a 46 percent increase from 1996 to 2010.

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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley forms College and Career Ready Task Force

Minutes after touring career technical education classes at Shelby County's School of Technology this morning, Gov. Robert Bentley signed an executive order creating a task force designed to better prepare students for life outside of high school.

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Gov. Brown Seeks to Reshape California Community Colleges

The governor wants to limit the number of credits students can accumulate. He also proposes changing the funding formula to pay schools for students who complete courses.

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Four Of Frederick Community College's Top Positions Filled With Interim Hires

Four of Frederick Community College's top jobs are now filled with temporary replacements after college President Frederico Talley's mysterious departure last week, school officials confirmed Thursday.

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Athens State Trustees Amend Hiring, Spending And Ethics Policies

Newly appointed trustees at Athens State University are wasting little time amending rules and procedures that once governed the school under the state's two-year college system.

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Harford CC OKs Operating Budget Planning To Spend 1.8% More

The Harford Community College Board of Trustees unanimously approved a plan Tuesday evening to spend $47,019,736 in the 2013-14 fiscal year, an increase in spending of $829,448, or 1.8 percent, over the current fiscal year.

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City College's New Divide

After the good news of Prop. A’s passage, CCSF discovered it wasn’t on track to meet its required enrollment numbers

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Linn-Benton CC's Hamann Appointed to Quality Education Commission

Greg Hamann, president of Linn-Benton Community College, has been appointed to serve a four-year term on the state Quality Education Commission.

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Pell Grant Changes Hit Community College Students Hard

Enrollment at Community College of Philadelphia fell 4 percent last fall, and officials suspect tightened eligibility guidelines for federal financial aid are to blame in part.

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