Free community college proposals are gaining attention. But do they work? And if so, for whom?
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Free community college is touted as a way to make college more accessible. But research shows making community college free comes at a cost to four-year colleges.
New research shows a small portion of community college students are able to transfer to selective schools.
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While selective universities may be elusive for many students, going to a community college first can represent an alternative way to get in, new research has found.
Complete College America dubs remedial classes the ‘bridge to nowhere.’
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Many college students take math classes they've already taken in high school. Why does this happen? Is it a problem?
Undocumented students took advantage of tuition benefits they called for through the 2013 California DREAM Act.
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When researchers took a close look at transcripts for thousands of California community college students, they discovered an encouraging trend in enrollment for undocumented students.
Has the cost of higher education in the U.S. put college out of financial reach?
As students head back to campus, the ever higher cost of a college education is once again top of mind. The presidents of Colorado College, Penn State and Xavier University weigh in on what's to be done.
Hunger among college students is a growing problem.
It's hard to succeed in college if you're hungry. But more than half of community college students don't have access to affordable and healthy food. What difference can food scholarships make?
Who are adult learners and what takes them back to school?
A large number of adult learners are going back to community colleges to acquire new skills. Are they acquiring the skills necessary for today's technology-rich job environments?
Hillary Clinton takes questions during a student town hall at a campaign stop at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire.
America's higher education has been split into two unequal worlds. Schools serving the bulk of America's underprivileged students lack resources. Making college free will not solve the problem.
Too distressed to learn?
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Over five million students of the approximately 11 million students in community colleges nationwide suffer from a mental health problem.
Should college be free for all?
Presidential candidates such as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have proposed a debt-free or a free college education. Is this feasible? Should wealthier students get such subsidies?
Vocational training shouldn’t be dismissed as an easy, lazy alternative to completing formal schooling.
Modern vocational programmes must prepare students for complex work which demands a skills and knowledge mix that is different but not necessarily easier than school subjects.
Here’s what’s on the agenda.
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Coming to a community college near you. Obama launched his tuition-free promise in Tennessee.
Demonstrating again he is no lame-duck president, Barack Obama has proposed a new higher education initiative celebrated on social media as #FreeCommunityCollege. Obama’s plan to provide free community…
But can the promise be delivered? President Obama at Pellissippi State College in Knoxville, TN
Last week, President Barack Obama announced a proposal to guarantee that students could attend a community college for free for their first two years. The announcement was one in a series of previews of…