A new focus on college campuses: Ending housing insecurity
U.S. News & World Report
Tacoma Community College in Washington has a program in conjunction with the Tacoma Housing Authority to provide rental assistance to homeless students and their dependents. The program also offers case management services to help students find jobs.
Colleges buying into credits transfer initiative
In the wake of Texas’ push to get all state colleges to embrace the Guided Pathways initiative, there has been increased cooperation in transferring credits from two-year to four-year institutions
Commentary: Getting general ed credits ‘out of the way’ at community colleges is lousy advice
Getting general education requirements “out of the way” by going to a community college may be among the worst advice people could give to new students because it could result in them earning many more credits than they need, hampering their efforts to get over the four-year finish line.
Community colleges launch free coding bootcamps to fill Chicago’s talent pipeline
Built in Chicago
In Chicago, like most places, competition for technical talent is only getting fiercer. Stepping up to that challenge, the city’s community colleges are providing locals with the tools and skill sets tech employers are seeking.
Community college, Roanoke College reach transfer agreement for business students
Students studying business administration at Virginia Western Community College will be guaranteed admission to Roanoke College under a transfer agreement made by the two colleges this week.
College enrollment surges among low-income students
Among recent high school graduates from families earning below $30,000 per year, 39 percent enroll in a four-year college, while another 24 percent enroll in a two-year college. By contrast, 61 percent of students from wealthy families (those earning above $100,000 per year) enroll in four-year schools and 21 percent enroll in two-year schools.