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Not a Last Resort: 5 Community College Myths Debunked

July 31, 2012

Even as community colleges experience record-high enrollment, the stigma surrounding these institutions still prevails. In a country that takes pride in exclusive four-year universities, community colleges are often regarded as second-rate.

Graduate First, Transfer Later

July 25, 2012

Western Governors University is a favorite of the college completion crowd, with a competency-based approach that offers an attractive path to a degree for adult students.

Forks in the Road

July 23, 2012

Large numbers of students at four-year institutions are transferring to community colleges, according to a new study from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Competency Loves Company

July 10, 2012

Northern Arizona University has inked a deal with Pearson to co-develop three fully online baccalaureate degree programs based on the increasingly popular and somewhat controversial “competency based” model of higher education.

Facing Facts

May 28, 2012

The college “completion agenda” has helped community colleges face facts about where they fall short.

Community College a Ticket to Freedom

May 15, 2012

Education may mean freedom, but higher education is far from free. In this bleak jobs market, the cost of a bachelor’s degree can bankrupt a family and financially cripple a graduate before she even gets a job.