As community colleges nationwide work to boost graduation rates and close opportunity gaps, Atlanta’s Perimeter College has emerged as a national model for supporting students—and a testament to the importance of community-building.
Author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott this month announced another $2.7 billion in gifts to historically underfunded organizations, including at least 31 colleges and universities.
President Joe Biden’s new $1.8 trillion spending plan features more than $300 billion in higher education investments intended to increase college affordability and close equity gaps.
Seeking to stem enrollment declines and remove access barriers for students, community colleges are intensifying their outreach and offering targeted incentives.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed into law a program covering community college tuition and fees for students with household incomes of $65,000 or less, and officials say the approach could provide a national model.
Facing pandemic-related enrollment dips and strained budgets, community colleges are hopeful that Jill Biden’s presence as first lady will help bring two-year institutions into the national spotlight and prompt increased support.
President-Elect Joe Biden is expected to usher in a new era for higher education when he takes office in January. Some policies could bring rapid change, while others will hinge on Senate control.
Most students entering community college work, and opening a dialogue about that balancing act may increase their chance of success, according to a new report.
In the largest-ever philanthropic gift to U.S. community colleges, the Jay Pritzker Foundation will donate $100 million to the California Community Colleges system for scholarships and emergency aid grants.
A new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce sheds light on wide variation in the first-year earnings and loan debt of graduates across 37,000 college majors at 4,400 postsecondary institutions.
With the COVID-19 pandemic further complicating rural students’ college access, advocates are seeking innovative ways to increase educational opportunity and economic mobility in rural communities.
As the pandemic upends college plans and magnifies racial disparities, higher education leaders say it is more crucial than ever to strengthen community college students’ path to an affordable four-year degree.