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New Report: Ready to Succeed: Community College Transfer Students at Four-Year Institutions

Overall, the report found that community college students succeed at even the most selective four-year institutions, but some institutions continue to admit few of these students. Based on these results, the report provides several suggestions for four-year institutions hoping to recruit and support community college transfer students.

Legislative Summit Urges Community College Leaders to Advocate

There’s a lot of important legislative and policy change afoot in higher education in 2019, and community colleges leaders should make sure they have seats at every table and voices in very discussion. That’s been a key message this week at the Community College National Legislative Summit...

Newsom proposes free community college in California

Newsom will include an additional $40 million in his budget to fund a second year of tuition-free community college.

Free for Whom? Free College Considerations for Community College Leaders

Community colleges have long been dedicated to serving all members of their communities and providing educational and economic opportunities to those facing barriers to college enrollment. If statewide free college programs are going to support them in this vital work, programs must be designed with equity in mind.

When Financial Aid Falls Short: The Ongoing Problem of Unmet Need

In a recent report, researchers from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) found that over 70% of community college students have unmet need averaging roughly $5,000.

Federal Government Recognizes Food Insecurity on College Campuses and Calls for Better Access to Food Assistance Benefits

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that while colleges have made efforts to support students who experience food insecurity, many eligible students lack access to government resources such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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