College, Inc.: Community Colleges


Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 04/30/2012

UDC community college chief Jonathan Gueverra leaves for Florida Keys job

There were reports of tensions between Jonathan Gueverra and UDC President Allen Sessoms.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:41 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges | Tags:  UDC

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 06:22 PM ET, 02/28/2012

Many students could skip remedial classes, studies find

Two new reports suggest some students might be better off without catch-up coursework.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:22 PM ET, 02/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Research, Community Colleges | Tags:  community college, remedial education, Montgomery College, Northern Virginia Community College

Posted at 10:41 AM ET, 02/22/2012

Liberal learning: Only for the elite?

Guest writer says that all college students, not just the privileged, should learn critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:41 AM ET, 02/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Community Colleges, Liberal Arts | Tags:  college access, liberal learning, college attainment

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Study: Two-fifths of high school graduates are unprepared for college or the workforce

Fully 40 percent of graduates are ready for neither college nor the workforce, according to the authors of a new study.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:31 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Community Colleges, For-profit colleges, Pedagogy, Research | Tags:  Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 10:06 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Is community college the best value in academia?

Even students from comparatively affluent families are choosing to start their college careers at community colleges.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:06 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Community Colleges

Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Guest post: Four ways to teach students to write

Colleges too often blame the K-12 system, when they should be working on improving their own remedial education effort, today’s guest bloggers say.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:48 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Community Colleges, Public policy, Research

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Report exposes hidden failure of part-time students

They make up two-fifths of the college population, aren’t counted by the government and take much longer to finish college.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:44 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Community Colleges, Public policy, Research

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Families spent less on college this year, survey finds

Wealthy families increasingly choose community colleges, Sallie Mae survey finds.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:06 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid, Community Colleges, Finance

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 08/25/2011

Study: Hispanics now outnumber blacks in college

Hispanic enrollment surged 24 percent in a single year, Pew study finds.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:45 PM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Attainment, Community Colleges, Research

Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 08/18/2011

Montgomery College immigrant tuition challenge dismissed by judge

A judge has dismissed a suit that challenged Montgomery College’s practice of charging lower resident tuition to illegal immigrants who graduate from local public schools.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:39 PM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Community Colleges, Litigation, Public policy

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 05/12/2011

D.C. Council recommends separate community college

“Community College Independence Act of 2011” would effectively dissolve the two-year college created in the division of UDC and replace it with an independent entity.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:56 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Accreditation, Community Colleges, Public policy, Publics

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Cal State's Reed: Don't cut Pell grant program

California State University broke with years of tradition in the 2008 downturn by adopting competitive admissions. For the first time in a long time, California students in the top third of their classes with B averages weren't guaranteed admission. Since...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Community Colleges, Finance, For-profit colleges, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  Cal State University, California higher education, Charles Reed CSU, Pell grants, higher education cuts

Posted at 09:25 AM ET, 01/10/2011

Prince George's faculty unhappy with customer-service badges

Community college professors don't always get the respect afforded to their counterparts at four-year universities. That may explain why faculty at Prince George's Community College have not warmed to a campus-wide initiative that asks them to wear name badges and...

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:25 AM ET, 01/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  PGCC faculty reject name badges, community college faculty badges, faculty reject nametags, professors protest wearing nametags

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 12:56 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Anne Arundel student celebrates 100th birthday

Myrtle Berglund, a student at Anne Arundel Community College, celebrated her 100th birthday Tuesday at the Arnold Senior Center, where she takes classes.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:56 PM ET, 11/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges | Tags:  100 year old college student, Anne Arundel community college student turns 100, student 100th birthday, student turns 100

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 10/14/2010

UDC opens new community college headquarters

The District's first freestanding community college, the Community College of DC, officially opens Thursday afternoon in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new headquarters at 801 N. Capitol St. NE. President Allen Sessoms appears to be on schedule in opening the...

By Daniel de Vise  |  02:48 PM ET, 10/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  UDC, UDC north capitol, UDC ribbon cutting, University District of Columbia

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

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/17/2010

Anne Arundel CC hosts Jill Biden

Jill Biden, a community college professor who happens to be the wife of Vice President Biden, toured Anne Arundel Community College on Wednesday to review the school's plan to double the number of students who earn degrees, certificates or credentials...

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Community Colleges, Community Colleges | Tags:  Anne Arundel Community College, Jill Biden community college, biden AACC