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This Is College: The Incredible Versatility of Community Colleges

What is the very notion of a classroom in the 21st Century? It’s the place where students learn anywhere and everywhere that advances them toward upward mobility.

New York Times: Middle-Class Families Increasingly Look to Community Colleges

With college prices in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, more middle-class families are looking for ways to spend less for quality education.

Forbes: Baltimore County Builds A College Promise

Here in Baltimore County, we know we can create a better scenario. We want to make a college education within reach of all who can benefit from it. That’s why we’ve partnered with CCBC to launch the Baltimore County College Promise program.

The Future of Statewide College Promise Programs

In the past few years, dozens of states, localities, and schools have proposed or enacted “free college” policies, also known as College Promise programs.

Forbes: College Promise Programs Could Help Hungry, Homeless Students Reach Their Potential

Two of ACCT's studies found that an average 13-14% of community college students were homeless, and about half were housing insecure. Worse, 29% of former foster youth—who are more likely to attend community colleges than four-year universities for a variety of reasons—were homeless.

The Promise of College: Why Expanding Access Matters

Editor's note: Last week, Spelman College President Emerita and bestselling author Beverly Daniel Tatum opened an event at the National Press Club to discuss ways by which to sustainably finance College Promise programs. Tatum's remarks emphasized the importance of these and similar programs in improving access to higher education for socioeconomically disadvantaged students. We feel Tatum's provocative statement to be a vital part of the conversation about educational access; she graciously agreed to allow us to publish her comments.
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