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Top Higher Ed Stories for the 2018-19 Academic Year

Education Writers Association, July 9, 2018 Some of the most pressing higher education stories for the next academic year will spring from the intersection of education and politics, predicts Scott Jaschik, the editor of Inside Higher Ed. Read the story>…

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Undergraduate Enrollments Down 275,000 in Spring 2018

57,000 Fewer Students Entered College Compared to Previous Spring 6 of 10 States Seeing Largest Enrollment Declines Are in the Midwest or Northeast HERNDON, VA (May 22, 2018) – Undergraduate enrollments fell by over 275,000 students, a decline of 1.8 percent, to 15.3 million, Spring 2018 Current Term Enrollment Estimates from the National Student Clearinghouse®…

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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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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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3 Community College Leaders to Watch

Education Dive, April 30, 2018 Three community college leaders to watch: Jimmie Bruce, Eastern Gateway Community College; Sheila Edwards Lange, Seattle Central College; and Stephen C. Head, Lone Star College System. Learn more about them>…

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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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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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Current Term Enrollment Estimates - Fall 2017