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Education Secretary Arne Duncan On Community Colleges: They Can 'Transform Lives'

In a recent video addressed to the public, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan again reiterated the importance of income-based student loan repayment options and weighed in on the significance of community colleges.

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Community Colleges Lead Growth In Local Higher Ed

If students in Texas colleges are feeling a little cramped on campus, it isn't just their imaginations.

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Task Force Moves Toward Rationing Access To Community Colleges

After years of funding cuts, the open-door system must change and prioritize, the panel suggests, starting with a 22-point reform plan.

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Four-Year Schools Courting Community College Graduates

More students enrolling in two-year programs; more continuing studies at four-year colleges

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College Showing Off Green Building

North Shore Community College is celebrating the completion of a $31 million building project that puts it on the cutting edge of the green building movement.

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High Cost Of First-Year Community College Dropouts

Like making a bad bet in Vegas, taxpayers gamble hundreds of millions of dollars a year on community college students who quit as freshmen - many in California.

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Study: $4 Billion Goes To Community College Dropouts

A new national study reports that federal, state, and local governments invested nearly $4 billion in full-time community college students who dropped out after their first year.

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Faulkner State President Often Called 'Dr. Branch' But Degree Is Honorary

The longtime president of Faulkner State Community College is widely known around Bay Minette as “Dr. Gary Branch,” but the title comes from an honorary degree awarded in the mid-1980s.

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Grand Rapids CC Leaders Say New Health Insurance Rules A Factor As The Number Of Full-Time Students Drops

Grand Rapids Community College has slightly fewer students than projected, but administrators said they the percentage of full-time students has dropped to the lowest level in 10 years – and believe health insurance is a factor.

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Northern Essex Gets US Grant To Expand Services

Northern Essex Community College plans to significantly expand support services to prospective and enrolled students at its Lawrence campus with the help of newly awarded federal funds.

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