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Community college tries fixing roadblocks to completion

by Amy Scott 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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Shooting No. 294

by Kai Ryssdal Oct 1, 2015
10 people have died in a shooting at Umpqua Community College.
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A $10,560 bachelor's degree?

by Adriene Hill Aug 22, 2014
Community colleges are getting into the business of awarding BA degrees.

Tennessee Promise to make state's community colleges free

by Kate Davidson Feb 6, 2014
The announcement from the state's governor is part of a broader workforce development strategy. And similar moves have worked before.

Community colleges face retirement crisis

by Sally Herships Jun 24, 2013
40 percent of community college presidents are expected to retire in the next five years.

Michigan residents seek new path to the middle class

by Marketplace Contributor Dec 19, 2012
Community college replaces unionized auto factories as landmarks of economic mobility in Flint, Mich.

Brice Harris: California community colleges face education 'rationing'

by Jeff Horwich Nov 5, 2012
Through the recession, community colleges have assumed a heavy burden: Get people ready for jobs at a time of tight employment and tight budgets.

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For-profit college dropouts take wage hit

by Amy Scott Aug 29, 2012
A new study indicates that students who drop out of for-profit colleges fare worse in terms of pay than those who quit community colleges.

Community college raises prices on popular classes

by Amy Scott Mar 30, 2012
Now to a community college here in Southern California that has been losing funding from the state. And to make up for that, Santa Monica College is jacking up tuition for its most popular classes by 500 percent.