Community Colleges

One and Done

While community colleges are supposed to be two-year institutions, many students take longer than that to graduate. Some four-year institutions, meanwhile, allow ambitious students to earn a bachelor’s degree in three years. Pima Community College (Ariz.) has come up with a new twist to the accelerated degree trend, giving East Campus students enrolling in the Sprint Schedule pilot program the chance to be done in just one. 

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Study Finds Modest Gains in CEO Compensation at CCs

Base salaries for CEOs of the nation's more than 1,100 community colleges increased a modest 4.1-6.2% over the last six years (2006-2012), according to a new study released today by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

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Ruling Favors Community College In Higher Education Center Dispute

First District Court Judge Raymond Z. Ortiz found in favor of Santa Fe Community College on Tuesday, saying it does not need legislative approval to build a new Higher Learning Center.

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City College: Good News On 2 Measures

City College of San Francisco got some rare, good financial news Tuesday as local voters approved a parcel tax to benefit the huge school of 86,000 students and state voters approved a tax increase measure for schools that will help steer the college away from bankruptcy.

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Hodgepodge Transfer Policies Costly

More than half of all college students in Texas are enrolled at community colleges, but the transfer rate to four-year universities is a dismal 28 percent.

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Rural Community Colleges Face Distinct Challenges

A state mandate to focus on two-year students rather than 'lifelong learners' threatens the campuses' valued role in the community, along with their financial health. Mendocino College is a prime example.

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Community College Enrollment In Iowa Falls Again

That's a sign of economic recovery in Iowa

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Solano Community College Partners with Pearson to Reduce Costs and Increase Access to Higher Education

Integrated Digital Content and Technology Platform Solution Addresses Recent Cuts to California Community College Funding

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Enrollment Dips Slightly At Oklahoma's Public Colleges And Universities, State Report Shows

That dip was driven by sharper drops at Oklahoma's regional schools and community colleges.

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Turning Foundation Launches Community College Grant Program with Turning Technologies

Fall 2012 Classroom Improvement Technology Grant to Support Teaching and Learning

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