A new survey of stopped-out and currently enrolled community college students finds that work obligations and college costs are major reasons why they leave their programs. Policies focused on reducing financial barriers can help.
The transfer system is failing to work for community college students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree, according to two new reports, which call on higher education institutions to improve transfer pathways.
With support from a network, four-year colleges and universities are launching two-year colleges that create an alternative, affordable pathway for low-income students to earn an associate degree and transfer to a four-year program with little to no debt.
A new California law allows binational students, many of whom were born and go to school in the U.S. but live in Mexico, to pay in-state tuition at participating community colleges.
California community colleges are offering bachelor’s degree programs that allow students to attend college closer to home at more affordable rates.
At a cost of $2,000 per year, per student, New York’s public university system is expanding a proven program that offers low-income students academic and financial support to help them complete their degree.
Improving the transfer process from community colleges to four-year institutions is crucial as higher education seeks to build more diverse campuses and foster more equitable outcomes for underrepresented students, experts say.
Many tuition-free college programs actually benefit students from middle- and high-income families more than those from lower-income households. Some states are working to change that.
As an alternative to pre-college remediation courses, I-BEST prepares community college students for career success by giving them the academic foundation they need alongside their degree coursework so they can move through school without delay.
As transfer enrollment rates fall, colleges and advocates are pushing to streamline the path from community colleges to four-year universities.
The American Talent Initiative, of which Georgetown is a founding member, shared results from a pilot program designed to expand opportunities for community college students to continue their education at highly selective four-year institutions.
A new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center shows college enrollment down 1.1% this fall compared to this time last year, the smallest drop since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.