Walla Walla Community College has been named one of 10 national finalists for a $1 million prize to highlight two-year colleges that do exceptional work in educating students and training them for good jobs.
The number of Baltimore City high school graduates enrolling in four-year colleges and universities has dropped in recent years as more head to two-year institutions where they are far less likely to graduate.
Navigating campus, figuring out the computer system, even learning to work in groups -- all that can be hard for newbies. Even more so if they're the first in their family to go to college or come from a disadvantaged background.
Is Huntsville big enough for two prospering two-year colleges with broad ambitions for the future? Or are there loser-leaves-town stakes in play for Decatur-based Calhoun Community College and Drake State Technical College?