Two-year programs across the Washington, D.C., region have experienced substantial enrollment loss since 2019, mirroring national trends and sparking efforts to re-engage students.
Good School, a new student-led project out of Baltimore, Maryland, highlights different perspectives on higher education—and challenges assumptions about community college.
Community college baccalaureate programs are now present in every U.S. region and appear to be an increasingly popular way to address local workforce shortages.
Intentional outreach more than doubled low-income students’ use of resources at one Texas community college. The low-cost strategy could help improve completion rates more broadly, according to a new report from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice.
Looking to offset enrollment declines, address student needs, and build local relationships, two-year colleges are establishing off-campus “community classrooms.”
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.