College, Inc.: community colleges


Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/19/2012

A better gauge of community college success

The federal proposal for a more accurate count of college graduates benefits the nation’s two-year colleges, our guest blogger opines.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Community Colleges | Tags:  community colleges, graduation rates

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 03/08/2012

New graduation math = success for community colleges

Counting transfer students as “completers” will raise community college completion rates to 40 percent from - - well, from an unspeakably low number.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:03 AM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Community Colleges, Public policy | Tags:  community colleges, completion rates, higher education

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 12/23/2010

Ranking community colleges

Washington Monthly published a list of the 50 top community colleges earlier this year.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:13 PM ET, 12/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  Maryland Virginia community colleges, Washington Monthly rankings, community college rankings, community colleges

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 12/03/2010

Md. community colleges pledge more graduates

Leaders of Maryland's 16 community colleges pledged Friday to increase the number of degrees they award by nearly two-thirds by 2025, part of a state and national movement to raise the college completion rate. The "Promise to Act," signed by...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:42 PM ET, 12/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  American Graduation Initiative, Maryland community colleges, college completion, community college graduation completion

Posted at 01:49 AM ET, 10/05/2010

Guest blog: Community College Summit should stress aid, tuition

Here is a guest blog from Katherine Boswell, who directs the Community College Policy Center at the Academy for Educational Development, a District nonprofit. If you've tried lately to enroll at your local community college, you might have noticed that...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:49 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  community college summit, community colleges, obama community colleges

Posted at 01:01 AM ET, 10/05/2010

A million-dollar prize for community college smarts

At the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges on Tuesday, the Obama administration will announce a new million-dollar annual prize to "recognize, reward and inspire outstanding outcomes" in the two-year colleges. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence will...

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:01 AM ET, 10/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  Aspen Prize, community college summit, community colleges, obama community colleges

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 09/20/2010

Program boosts community college transfers

A Community College Transfer Initiative launched four years ago by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation greatly increased the volume of students transferring from community colleges to eight selective four-year colleges. By supporting the transfer process at receiving schools, the initiative...

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:45 PM ET, 09/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  Jack Kent Cooke transfer initiative, community college transfers, community colleges