The hidden costs of transferring to a 4-year college

Jun 15, 2023
Those hard-earned community college credits don't always count toward a four-year degree.
According to the Government Accountability Office, students trying to transfer from a two- to a four-year college lost an average of 30% of their credits.
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Sausage-makers, breadwinners?

May 24, 2023
Enrollment in 2-year culinary programs was up nearly 10 percent this spring from last year. This comes as employment for chefs and head cooks is expected to grow quickly.
Enrollment in 2-year culinary programs jumped nearly 10% in a year, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
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In a tight labor market, technical training is everything

Apr 20, 2023
Employers need more skilled workers, and some technical and community colleges are getting more funding to train them.
There has been an uptick in overall state funding for technical and community colleges, which hospitals often rely on to train registered nurses and surgical technicians.
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Community colleges continue to see a drop in academic staffing

Dec 21, 2022
It's often hard for community colleges to recruit instructors because of competition from other job opportunities that pay more.
Community colleges often compete for faculty with four-year universities, which usually can offer higher wages, lighter teaching workloads and more full-time jobs. 
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Community college students without cars can face transportation challenges

Oct 21, 2022
In New England, not all campuses are accessible by public transportation.
Roxbury Community College student Kiara Rosario asks an Orange Line shuttle driver whether there’s room for her on board.
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Strapped community colleges to receive additional $198 million in aid from Biden administration

Jan 20, 2022
Enrollment plummeted during the pandemic, which drove many would-be students to choose work – if they could find it – over their studies.
The money from the Biden administration could help students with things like child care or emergency expenses.
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Community college support left out of Biden's plan

Nov 1, 2021
A nationwide tuition waiver is among the policies that’s been cut from the Build Back Better Act.
Community colleges have been seeing drops in enrollment for two years.
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Community colleges hit hard by the pandemic

Jan 25, 2021
The steep decline in enrollment during the past academic year could affect the budgets of these schools for years to come.
Steep declines in both enrollment numbers and state budgets are hurting community colleges.
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Why fewer adults enrolled in community colleges this fall

Dec 25, 2020
With K-12 students going virtual, parents have had less time to focus on their own educations
This fall, with the pandemic, community college enrollment is down nearly 10% nationwide, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
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Community college tries fixing roadblocks to completion

Jun 15, 2017
California school makes its remedial classes shorter and more relevant.
Janelle Yanez, 27, is in an accelerated composition class at Mt. San Antonio College.
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