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San Jac Alumni to Advocate Community College Education

November 3, 2011

Associate degrees have often been devalued in the modern workforce. However, due to the nation’s current economic backlash, an associate degree or technical certification can open doors that they may not have years ago.

Colleges Work on Retention Rates

September 21, 2011

According to recently released statistical data, Mississippi rates in the top 10 states for high school graduates going on to college. However, students seem to be getting discouraged once they start.

Gazing Into Higher Ed's Future

September 21, 2011

College enrollments and degree completion will continue to boom for the rest of this decade, but who enrolls (and finishes) will vary widely and, without a major change, far too few Americans will complete college to achieve the ambitious goals th

MCC students commit to complete

September 15, 2011

The presentation featuring keynote speakers Rod Risley, executive director of the national Phi Theta Kappa organization, and Janet Bloomfield, vice president for employment and training with the Central Area Michigan Works Consortium, was the fina

College Leaders Urged To Focus on ‘Near Completers’

September 13, 2011

When it comes to increasing the number of graduates in the United States, college leaders would be wise to invest in re-engaging “near completers”—or those students who would have left college despite only being a few credits shy of a degree.

CSN steps up student success efforts

September 6, 2011

Nevada ranks 43rd in the nation in terms of educational attainment. As the state's largest college, CSN is attacking this problem on multiple fronts.

An 'Instructor Like Me'

September 5, 2011

Nonwhite students at community colleges are more likely to stay in classes and to earn higher grades if they have instructors of their race or ethnicity, according to a study released Monday by the National Bureau for Economic Research.

Making a Commitment

August 30, 2011

A blue-ribbon commission comprising leaders from education, policy, philanthropy and business has started its work to map out the future priorities of community colleges.