Cash-strapped undocumented immigrants in Chicago flock to free community colleges
USA Today
More than two years after Chicago launched a program that offers a swath of high school students a free ride at its community colleges, city officials are touting their growing list of students moving on to four-year universities with two years of college credit and not a dollar in debt.

As food insecurity grows among Texas college students, more campus food pantries open
KERA (with audio)
A new mobile pantry is making its first visit to Cedar Valley College, and it will return to this campus. Cedar Valley President Joe Seabrooks says it makes all the difference.

Community colleges make $5.8B for Colorado, report says
Denver Post
Colorado’s 13 community colleges added $5.8 billion to the state in fiscal year 2015-2016, about equal to what is raised by the entire transportation and warehousing industries.

Commentary: Keep the College Promise
U.S. News & World Report
As college becomes more accessible financially, we must make sure students are prepared to meet the challenge.

Moraine Park Technical College highlights energy industry careers
Beaver Dam Daily Citizen
The growing opportunities in Wisconsin’s energy industry were the focus of a special event at Moraine Park Technical College last week.

Gwinnett Tech officials celebrate new record enrollment
The school announced its fall enrollment of 8,400 students at its Lawrenceville and north Fulton campuses is up by 13 percent from a year ago. It’s the third consecutive semester where the school has notched its highest enrollment.

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