Budget cuts are taking the heaviest toll on colleges that serve the neediest students
Community colleges are being asked to do more, such as provide remedial education, workforce training and professional certificates to students who often come from low-performing public high schools. Meanwhile, large four-year public universities with faculty that conduct research spent $404 more per student since the start of the recession, or $17,252.
Colo. community colleges plead case for increased state funding
Community colleges also find themselves ranked at the bottom for higher education funding in the state, and receive less incentive-based funding for providing degrees than four-year institutions, says Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System.
7 community colleges to split ‘stopgap’ budget leftovers
Lake Land College is one of seven community-college districts in Illinois slated to receive $3 million remaining from last summer’s temporary “stopgap” state budget.
Commentary: Breaking up is hard to do
Former AACC President George Boggs provides advice on what trustees, presidents and candidates for presidencies can do to reduce the chances of a forced separation.
As a massive blizzard barreled toward New Jersey, college administrators were preparing for a vote that would pit two-year against four-year schools: Should two community colleges be allowed to confer nursing bachelor’s degrees?
Commentary: There is actually nothing for low-income students in Cuomo’s free-college plan
The free-college plan proposed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo differs in a way that tilts it further in favor of more affluent families.
Obama Community College? Expert pushes campus near presidential library
On his way out the door as the leader of the University of Chicago’s influential education institute, Timothy Knowles made a push for the city to start a new community college.