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​Tenn. colleges will face changes under new leader

The agenda of the next leader of Tennessee’s largest college system could reshape the ways students across the state engage with community and technical colleges.

Enrollment soars at Asnuntuck, while declining at other Conn. community colleges

While enrollment at every other community college in the state declined this fall, Asnuntuck Community College’s soared by 18.5 percent because of a pilot program offering Massachusetts students the chance to attend at in-state tuition rates and a new program that provided federal grants for prison inmates to get an education.

Casper College takes funding cuts, but president remains calm

Casper College hasn’t been immune to the cuts that have reached all corners of public education in Wyoming. Officials estimate the school has lost between 8 percent and 10 percent of its state funding this year. But President Darren Divine isn’t panicking.

Neb. community colleges could see state funding cut

Because of lower tax receipts and a projected budget shortage of about $900 million, Southeast Community College President Paul Illich said recently there is a possibility of up to a four-percent cut in state funding to the two-year schools.

MassBay joins tuition-free program

Massachusetts Bay Community College is now offering free tuition to Boston Public School District graduates through a program aimed at guiding low-income students through college and toward a successful future.

Commentary: Community college is more than its stereotype

I was thrilled when I received my admission letter to a ridiculously expensive private college last spring. I paid my deposits, signed my housing contract, then spent the summer laying in bed, dreading the moment when I’d have to figure out how to actually pay my tuition.

Miss. community colleges take over Early Years Network program

The Mississippi Department of Human Services is reorganizing how the state provides childcare services to low-income families.

Group hopes to turn MATC downtown campus into new home for non-profits

In one vision for the future of Madison Area Technical College’s downtown campus, the building’s renovated ground floor would be home to a small theater, rehearsal rooms and workshop spaces for performance groups. Other levels would provide office space for several local nonprofits.

Eastern Idaho step closer to getting community college

The Bonneville County officials have certified 2,852 signatures for a petition proposing that Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls be turned into a community college.

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