Ariz. plan would increase community college transfers
Arizona State University and the Arizona Board of Regents outlined a plan for increasing the number of community college transfers in the next 10 years, including experiments with incentive-based financial aid tied to degree completion.
Calif. college regains local control after years of oversight
The Compton Community College District, which has been managed by a state-appointed special trustee since it lost its accreditation more than a decade ago, has won back the authority to govern itself by its own elected board of trustees.
Ore. universities oppose free community college tuition
Public universities, facing an enrollment drop and shrinking state funds, are blaming the Oregon Promise, which provides a nearly free community college education to high school graduates with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Community college to help students graduate on time
Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City will start a pilot program to ease the transition to Northwest Missouri State University by helping students avoid wasted credits.
Fla. college wants to expand workforce training
Hillsborough Community College is seeking a major financial commitment from state lawmakers to expand an apprenticeship program in the building trades and add health sciences and advanced manufacturing.
Va. program helps foster children earn degrees
The Great Expectations program pays for extras not covered by financial aid, such as transportation and books, to help students exiting the foster system at age 18 complete community college.
‘Safe haven’ proposed at Calif. college
The board of trustees at Santa Rosa Junior College is considering a resolution declaring the college a “safe haven” to protect undocumented students.