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Explore Resources for Women Undergrads in Science, Engineering

U.S. News & World Report, April 20, 2015
The lack of women in science and engineering has long been a sore spot within the U.S. education system, and it’s not getting any better. From 2004 to 2014, the share of bachelor’s… Read More >

Community Colleges Raise Alarm on Graduation Pledge

The Hechinger Report, April 20, 2015
Community colleges are slowly increasing the number of graduates they’re turning out, according to a panel of experts who also warned that falling enrollment and funding problems… Read More >

Explore Resources for Women Undergrads Interested in Science, Engineering

Yahoo! News, April 20, 2015
The lack of women in science and engineering has long been a sore spot within the U.S. education system, and it’s not getting any better. From 2004 to 2014, the share of bachelor’s… Read More >

So where are we on 50% by 2020?

Community College Daily, April 19, 2015
As the nation hits the midpoint of its timeline to increase the number of community college students with a credential, a new American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)… Read More >

More Students Using Community College to Save Money on a Four-Year College Education

Portland Press Herald, April 12, 2015
Wary of debt, students pursuing higher education turn to one option that can be practically free, where they can learn a technical trade or use the school as a steppingstone on the… Read More >

The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

Yahoo! Finance, April 10, 2015
Americans of all ages grapple with the cost of higher education, whether it’s trying to save for the future, choosing a college or repaying student loan debt.Tuition and fees at…
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Building Toward Completion

Community College Daily, April 3, 2015
In 2009, President Barack Obama announced the 2020 College Completion initiative. The goal: By 2020, the United States will have the greatest proportion of citizens who are college…
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Painting a Clearer Picture

Community College Daily, April 1, 2015
This statement sums up how community colleges and technical institutions currently tell their completion and attainment stories. The national measurements — excluding those that…
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New Hampshire First Among U.S. States in College Completion at Four-Year Publics, Rhode Island First Among Four-Year Independents

New England Board of Higher Education, March 30, 2015
New Hampshire leads the U.S. in completion rates of students who began studies at four-year public institutions, while Rhode Island leads among students who began studies at four-year…
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Nearly Half of 4-year College Grads Went to Community College

Education Dive, March 27, 2015
For many students, community college is a safer start to a bachelor’s degree. It’s close to home and it’s less expensive, giving students a chance to save for the switch to a four-year…
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Dropouts, Grads, and Terrible Counting

Inside Higher Ed, March 26, 2015
Ashley Smith’s IHE story Thursday got few comments and drew little notice, but it should have made national headlines. It gives the lie to a great many tales being told about…
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Community College to Bachelor’s

Inside Higher Ed, March 26, 2015
Nearly half of all students graduating with a four-year degree in the 2013-14 school year had some experience within a two-year institution. That detail is a part of a new report…
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Report Underscores Key Role of High School Counselors in College Transition

Education Week, March 25, 2015
A new report out on Wednesday confirms that school counselors are critical to helping students transition from high school to college and career, yet often aren’t allowed…
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Students Increasingly Mobile in Path to College Degree

Education Week, March 25, 2015
The route that students take to earning a college degree is not all that linear, new findings from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reveal.Of all students who…
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Report: Community Colleges are Slowly Improving Student Support

The Hechinger Report, March 9, 2015
Pressed to stop a steady trickle of dropouts that has kept their graduation rates low, community colleges are getting more up close and personal with their students, a new report…
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Community College Enrollment and Completion Data

Inside Higher Ed, March 9, 2015
Nationwide community college enrollment numbers continue to decline. But student completion rates in the sector are higher than many people think. Those are the two primary findings in…
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Beyond High School Diplomas: Educators Aim Towards College Completion

Home Room, March 9, 2015
Nationally, just 18 percent of all 9th graders complete four year degrees within 10 years. There needs to be a real sense of urgency as we move forward in creating and sustaining…
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Study: Completion Rates at Private Nonprofit Institutions in R.I. Higher than National Average

Providence Business News, March 5, 2015
A new study by the National Student Clearinghouse looked at the ways students achieve a college degree. It found that the overall six-year completion rate for first-time, degree…Read More >

Kansas Tops National List in Community College Transfers Completing Degree at Four-Year School

The Wichita Eagle, March 1, 2015
When Julia Glenn was ready to transfer from community college to a four-year school for her bachelor’s degree, Kansas made it easy. Under a state program, credits earned at a…
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Trying to Encourage Women to Become Engineers

Philly.com, February 28, 2015
Jennifer Boykin broke some stereotypes when she was young. She was the first girl to play Little League baseball in St. Louis. She excelled in math and science, encouraged by her…
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Snapshot, Persistence and Retention Rates