College enrollment overall has dipped, but it's down significantly at community colleges

Oct 16, 2020
That could be because many community college students need jobs to pay tuition.
College enrollment is down just 4% compared to last year, according to the National School Clearinghouse Research Center. But the drop-off is much steeper when it comes to first-year students and those at community colleges.
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Meet Derrick, 40, college dean

Feb 18, 2020
Derrick's work is characterized as "management, professional, like 40% of the U.S. workforce.
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California community colleges try to boost graduation rates

Jun 1, 2017
The plan aims to help students finish faster by narrowing choices.
Alana Bachor, left, and Kelly Coreas create a semester-by-semester plan for a student studying respiratory therapy.
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Community college students face hunger and homelessness, new study finds

Mar 16, 2017
'Life issues' get in the way of student success, Miami Dade campus president says.
The study finds two in three community college students are “food insecure,” meaning they don’t have reliable access to enough food. 
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Manufacturing is alive and well in Reading, Pennsylvania

Feb 7, 2017
Employers and educators join forces to build a new pipeline of skilled workers.
Benjamin Eckenrode, 18, is taking advanced manufacturing courses at Reading Area Community College while still in high school.
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How education changed because of welfare reform

Jul 7, 2016
Time limits fueled the rise of short-term credential programs, like cosmetology.
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