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Detroit Designated as Talent Hub

Detroit Drives Degrees, July 12, 2018 Earning a Talent Hub designation is an acknowledgment that a community has both the capacity and ability to make significant gains in postsecondary attainment. Learn more about Detroit and other cities>  …

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More high school grads than ever are going to college, but 1 in 5 will quit

The Hechinger Report, July 5, 2018 More than a third of students who start college still haven’t earned degrees after six years, the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reports, often piling up loan debt with no payoff. Those who disappear for good cost colleges and universities — including taxpayer-supported public ones like TAMU-Texarkana — billions…

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Finalists for 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence

The Aspen Institute, May 15, 2018 Launched in 2010, the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence honors institutions that strive for and achieve exceptional levels of success for all students, while they are in college and after they graduate. The 10 finalist institutions for the 2019 Aspen Prize are: >…

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Colleges focus on obvious fix: help students graduate on time

Hechinger Report, May 14, 2018 While 86 percent of incoming freshmen said in an annual national survey conducted by a research institute at UCLA that they were confident they’d graduate in four years, only 41 percent at public and 61 percent at private four-year universities actually do, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center,…

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Tough slog for part-time students

Community College Daily, May 14, 2018 What difference does a year, two or three make in how many students, even first-timers attending full-time, take to complete a credential? The latest National Student Clearinghouse report on yearly success and progress rates has the answer. Learn more>…

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Report: Latino Students Struggle to Finish College

Salud America! May 3, 2018 Latino college students are far less likely than their white peers to complete their degree, and more likely to still be enrolled beyond six years on their path to a degree, according to a new report. The report, College Completion through a Latino Lens, is from Excelencia in Education. Learn…

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Promoting community colleges to the world

Community College Daily, May 3, 2018 In the last 12 months, AACC has hosted more than 25 international delegations, nearly 200 representatives from more than 32 countries on six continents. Those delegations often consisted of ministers of education or other foreign dignitaries, representatives from national educational associations or from foundations. Why such high interest in…

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