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Taking the low-hanging fruit and reaching higher

June 26, 2013

With a bold national goal to increase numbers of graduates by 50 percent before 2020, even as public dollars stagnate or shrink, community college administrators and professors have been working overtime to figure out what steps they need to take.

Future Job Seekers Will Need Higher Education

June 26, 2013

The U.S. economy will create 55 million job openings between now and 2020, according to a new study from Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce.

Commentary - Seeing the personal side of the completion agenda

May 29, 2013

As the executive director of the Missouri Community College Association, I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about “completion.” In my world, the completion agenda is a higher education policy issue, a political issue and it’s a financial i

Can community colleges double the number of grads by 2020?

May 16, 2013

For administrators at Harper College in Illinois, 10,604 is the magic number—it’s the college’s share of the 5 million additional community college graduates President Obama challenged the nation’s two-year career and technical institutions to con