Less need for federal loans: Only one-quarter of community college students who received Pell grants took on federal-loan debt in 2015-16, compared to nearly two-thirds of students at public four-year institutions. (Read the PDF.)

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About the Author

Kent Phillippe / Rahel Tekle
Kent Phillippe is associate vice president for research and student success at the American Association of Community Colleges. Rahel Tekle is an AACC research associate.