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On-campus housing: Only 1.5 percent of community college students live on campus, compared to 15.6 percent of all undergraduate students. About 28 percent of community colleges have on-campus housing. (Read the PDF.) Kent Phillippe /…


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Confidence in financial stability: Community college business officers are confident about the financial stability of their institutions over the next five years. (Read the PDF.) Kent Phillippe / Rahel TekleKent Phillippe is associate vice president…


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Students in military service: Compared to for-profit colleges, a smaller percentage of community college students are veterans or currently in the military, but, numerically, many more students with military experience attend community colleges. (Read the…


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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.) Kent…


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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