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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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Professor Defends Treatment of Stutterer

Calling herself “the victim of a character assassination,” the college professor who asked a student with a severe stutter not to pose questions in class said that her actions were misinterpreted, and that she did not mean to silence him.

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Community College District Halts Spending On Construction

Chancellor calls a monthlong suspension on 67 projects to determine how to pay for maintenance. The moratorium affects a $38-million fashion and arts center and a $7.4-million fitness facility.

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University of Wisconsin System To Ease Transition For Transfers, Lessen Stigma

The University of Wisconsin System is trying to help transfer students get a degree quicker and cheaper as part of its effort to increase the number of college graduates in the state.

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D.A. Opens Investigation Of Los Angeles Community College District

At issue are allegations of irregularities in the selection of a watchdog for the district's troubled $5.7-billion construction program.

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Area Community Colleges Get Grant For Roving Classrooms For Occupational Training

Parked on the campus of Bishop State Community College, the large trailer on wheels has been converted into a training site for high-tech occupations in the maritime, aviation, manufacturing, chemical and automotive industries.

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