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The effects of the recession: Right after the most recent recession marked the peak in the percent of community college students receiving federal aid. But the recession also appeared to have cooled employers’ willingness to…


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Challenges in STEM: Between the 2008-09 and 2016-17 academic years, Hispanic students’ share of attaining sub-baccalaureate STEM credentials rose from 13 percent to 17 percent, while the share for black/African-American students decreased from 14 percent…


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Fast growth: Dual/concurrent enrollments have been on the rise at community colleges, going from 4.5 percent of their students in 2001, to 11.2 percent in 2017. (Read the PDF.) AACC StaffMore Posts – Website


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Potential pool of students: Nationally, about 78.1 million adults do not hold a postsecondary degree or other credentials as of 2017. Of those, 17.2 million are first-generation immigrants and 6.6 million are second-generation. (Read the…


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Support for tuition-free college: Almost three-fourths of American adults back tuition-free college for qualifying students. (Read the PDF.) AACC StaffMore Posts – Website




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Outcomes for Asian students: Asian students who started at public two-year institutions have higher persistence and completion rates than any other race-ethnicity group. (Read the PDF.) AACC StaffMore Posts – Website


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The main revenue source: Although states’ funding of community colleges has decreased from 36 percent a decade ago, it still comprises one-third of community colleges’ revenue, followed by tuition. (Read the PDF.) AACC StaffMore Posts…


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Finishing with little debt: Significantly fewer two-year degree students finish their degree with student loan debt than students earning credentials from for-profit or four-year institutions. (Read the PDF.) AACC StaffMore Posts – Website