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Community college plays significant role in higher education

By Suzanne M. Johnson, president of Green River College, April 11, 2018 How many college graduates get their start at a community college? Among all students who completed a degree at a four-year college in 2015-16, 49 percent had enrolled at a two-year college in the previous 10 years (National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, 2017).…

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Colleges slowly come around to accepting transfer students’ work

The Washington Post, April 8, 2018 Thirty-seven percent of students today transfer at least once in their college careers, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, which tracks the issue; of those, nearly half change schools more than once. Now, there are signs schools are slowly lowering the barriers for transfer students, as much as…

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Iowa Board of Regents Push for Reverse Transfer

The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), March 22, 2018 The Iowa Department of Education together with the Board of Regents announced efforts to help community college students who transfer to a four-year university before earning a degree more easily receive a retroactive credential from the school they left. Read more about reverse transfer>…

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Study Spotlights Effective Strategies for Helping Low-Income Students Succeed

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Feb. 14, 2018 A new report from the Working Students Success Network (WSSN) describes some of the barriers that low-income students face and identifies practices that can make a significant impact on student success. WSSN is a consortium of 19 community colleges in Arkansas, California, Virginia and Washington that was…

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Popular Programs at Amarillo College Rank Nationally

KFDA-TV, Feb. 19, 2018 The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has released enrollment numbers for two-year colleges across the country, including the most popular programs for students. Amarillo College is one of those two-year schools, offering a variety of programs for students. Learn more>…

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SUNY Cortland Earns National Recognition for Transfer Success

SUNY Cortland, Feb. 20, 2018 “Transfers aren’t an afterthought at SUNY Cortland,” said Greg Diller ’07, the College’s transfer mobility advisor in Advisement and Transition. “They’re not just grouped in with everyone else. There are transfer-specific resources and opportunities — everything from our transfer buddy program to the physical lounge space that exists for non-traditional…

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Low-Income Ohio County Uses Clearinghouse To Help Students Succeed

The Star Beacon, Feb. 17, 2018 Ashtabula County (Ohio) has been unable to track most students after high school to confirm their statuses and measure the job they’re doing. If students stop enrolling for college semesters, they drop of the radar. The county is, however, working with local schools and the National Student Clearinghouse for…

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