Community college presidents surveyed on enrollment, recruitment, pipeline
Inside Higher Ed
Six in 10 leaders of community colleges say their enrollments have declined in the past three years, including 21 percent who say enrollment is down by 10 percent or more, according to Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of Community College Presidents. (Editor’s note: Inside Higher Ed will discuss its findings at a session Tuesday morning at the AACC annual convention.)

Will New York free tuition drain students?
As New York state legislators approve Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal to offer free tuition for state colleges and universities, Connecticut students enrolled in state schools debate whether to stay to pursue their education.

Bill allowing Texas community colleges to offer four-year degrees moves to full Senate
Community Impact Newspaper
In Texas, Senate Bill 2118 would give schools the authorization to offer bachelor’s degrees in applied science, applied technology and nursing.

Community college to provide extra student loan counseling
News & Record
Guilford Technical Community College in North Carolina will take part in a federal pilot program to help college students manage their student loans.

Commentary: Investing in community colleges boosts our economy
Kitsap Sun
Additional investments by the Washington state legislature would ensure community colleges remain a strong and vital part of Washington’s economy in the years ahead by providing affordable access to higher education and an educated and trained workforce for our economy, writes Olympic College President David Mitchell.

Community colleges talk future of advanced manufacturing
Gaston Gazette
An apprenticeship program at Gaston College earned Michael Philbeck a career at a time when he most sought inspiration.

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