Community college enrollment down 25% nationally since 2011, Census Bureau estimates
The bureau attributed the overall decline in college enrollment to fewer students age 30 and older, a continued robust economy and fewer people nearing college age.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to spin off federal student aid office into new agency
Washington Post
The education secretary said the office would better operate as a standalone entity, a proposal that comes as the U.S. Education Department seeks to overhaul the way it manages student loans and grants.

Gov. Whitmer announces statewide FAFSA challenge
CBS Detroit 62
Michigan’s 2019 FAFSA completion rate was 55.9 percent, which was a decrease of 0.7 percent from the previous year. The Michigan College Access Network seeks to achieve a statewide FAFSA completion rate of 75 percent in 2020.

Cyberattacks on Kansas Board of Regents animate $50M budget request
Hutchinson News
The Kansas Board of Regents remains committed to a request for an additional $18.5 million for two-year colleges. A portion of that total would enable the state to match funding to demand for a popular program allowing high school students to enroll in subsidized technical education classes at two-year colleges.

Multi-million dollar EPCC expansion adds campus programs
A new transportation training center at Valle Verde, Texas, is part of El Paso Community College’s $125 million master plan expansion across six campuses.

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