Community Colleges

Still Centered (After All These Years)

A hallmark of community colleges is that they are actually in the communities they serve, close to where their students live and work. But sometimes they aren’t in enough places at once.

Ten years ago, the presidents of Prince George’s Community College and Howard Community College realized that neither of their institutions reached the Maryland town of Laurel.

Grading States

Report reveals low completion rates at two-year colleges

Here’s some seemingly daunting news for community colleges: South Dakota is the only state with a two-year college completion rate over 40 percent. That stat is from a new report released by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW), an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. North Dakota comes in second for two-year college completion rates, with 38 percent.

Oklahoma Business Leaders Support College Completion Agenda

Higher education and business leaders agree that Oklahoma needs more college graduates to keep up with industry demands. But others argue the need to ramp up the state's graduation rates may be overblown.

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Kean University's Troubles Cast Doubt Over Future With OCC

Though Kean University has been placed on academic probation and could lose its standing as an accredited four-year school in just one year, Ocean County College President Jon H. Larson was optimistic Thursday.

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S.F. City College Trustees Try To Calm Fears

A long, bright future is ahead for City College of San Francisco, but it's going to take a lot of hard work to get there.

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Jill Biden Gives Thumbs Up To South Seattle Community College's Aviation Program

Jill Biden, the second lady of the United States, spent Monday afternoon with aviation-technology students from South Seattle Community College.

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N.H. Community College Plans Manufacturing Center

Great Bay Community College is taking the next step toward New Hampshire's goal of establishing advanced manufacturing training programs across the state.

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Calif. Community College Board Approves Class 'Rationing' Changes

Students and local residents will no longer be able to repeat recreational courses at California Community Colleges in fall 2013 under a final change passed today by the system's Board of Governors.

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City College Vows To Resist Closure, Takeover

As City College of San Francisco contemplates the unthinkable - that the vast school of 90,000 students would close next year if it loses accreditation - a look at the state's only college forced to close for that reason holds a surprise.

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