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The Cost of Housing is Out of Reach for Independent Community College Students

According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Americans must make over $44,000 to afford to rent two-bedroom home and over $34,000 to afford a one-bedroom home. On average, independent community college students’ household income is just under $34,000.

Promising Community College Practices for Student Parent Success

More than 2 million community college students in the United States are parents of children under 18. Student parents benefit from large earnings gains once earning their degree; community colleges can support their graduation by providing services to help balance family and school responsibilities.

Community College Students Who Work

Most community college students work either part- or full-time while enrolled. Working while enrolled can help students gain valuable experience but can also be a barrier to college completion.

Harper College to Share Expertise at National Apprenticeship Conference for Community and Technical Colleges

Harper College focuses on building "non-traditional" Registered Apprenticeship programs to meet local workforce development needs.

Despite Low Tuition and Grant Aid, Most Community College Students Have Unmet Financial Need

New data from the U.S. Department of Education highlight community college students’ financial aid, unmet need, and borrowing.

Students at NOVA Given Pathway with ADVANCE

A new partnership with George Mason University aims to help students graduate on time.
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