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Democrats and Republicans in the Colorado legislature have a great idea that they should get to the governor’s office quickly. They hope to rename Pikes Peak Community College, based in Colorado Springs, to Pikes Peak State College. What seems trivial has immense ramifications. Sponsors of the name-changing House Bill 1280 include Colorado Springs Democratic Reps. …

Maui News The University of Hawaii Community Colleges is launching a new application for admission that will make it easy for high school students in Hawaii who graduate in 2022 to apply to college. The Kama’aina app takes students less than 15 minutes and has no registration fee, UH said in a press …

Amazon employees in the United States will benefit from new Career Choice partnerships with more than 140 universities and colleges, including several Texas colleges and universities, as well as national nonprofit online providers Southern New Hampshire University, Colorado State University – Global, Western Governors University, and National University Amazon also partners with GEDWorks and Smart …

“What I see with Melissa taking her above and beyond is her willingness to connect with students to provide any resource that makes them successful,” Beck said. “It’s a personal connection. It’s not just, ‘I’ll refer you to this resource.’ Smith understands that community college students may have unusual trajectories in their educational journey. In …

The unexpected windfall of federal funding over the past two years, along with a rapidly rebounding pandemic economy, has left Maine, like most states, awash with money. It won’t last. But after the many budget crises of the previous three decades, starting with the big one in 1991, it’s a nice problem to have. In …

For a long time, higher education was considered the path to a good job. Many job descriptions explicitly mention a university degree as a prerequisite. Despite this, student enrollment in undergraduate programs has been steadily declining over the past decade in the United States. And the coronavirus has given this trend an extra boost. Since …

As legacy and athlete admissions dominate popular discourse on college admissions inequities – particularly through the Rick Singer scandal – some “back doors” are more hidden. We often think of “backdoors” in the context of generous donations that increase a student’s chances of admission. But there are other “back doors,” such as access to competitive …

About 8,000 students would be eligible under the program, funded by a one-time transfer to the Maine Community College System. Governor Janet Mills proposed a $20 million plan to pay for up to two years of community college for qualified students who were part of the 2020-2023 high school graduating classes. The proposal was described …

Diving brief: AttendMost US higher education institutions tend to improve a student’s earnings, but some for-profit and private non-profit institutions offering programs less than two years are less likely to be profitable, according to a report of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C. Public colleges and universities are the most likely …

The College of San Mateo has taken several steps to improve student access to the coast and plans to continue outreach to meet and support community needs. At the state level, Sen. Josh Becker, who represents San Mateo County, introduced legislation allowing San Mateo’s three community colleges to offer tuition-free classes to qualifying students. To …

But these workhorse development workhorses face their own infrastructure challenges. Related to the pandemic declines in enrollments, particularly in hands-on skilled trades courses, have not has made matters worse for these long overstretched and underfunded schools. And while Covid relief money has served as a boon for cash-strapped community colleges, trustees say these one-time funds …

Thousands of students have left Houston-area community colleges during the pandemic — a worrying trend for schools after years of flat or rising enrollment. Harris County’s largest two-year colleges saw declining student numbers between 2019 and 2021, with Houston Community College seeing the most severe declines, according to admissions offices. The problem doesn’t have a …

Kirkwood Community College President Lori Sundberg speaks about the funding that will be used to allow more students to receive an education locally Monday during a press conference at the Kirkwood Community College Auto Technology Building in Cedar Rapids. (Savannah Blake/The Gazette) Cedar Rapids Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell speaks about what a new workforce partnership will …

Now, as the students have returned to in-person learning, it’s that sense of connection that many have lost – and administrators are trying to rebuild. Community college leaders hope that cultivating a sense of belonging can help counter a worrying increase in the number of students who drop out, who are lost in the midst …

Dr Christopher Nellum, Executive Director of The Education Trust-WestA new report of The Education Trust-West, an advocacy organization focused on equity in education in California, found that dual enrollment programs at California community colleges often did not serve black, Latino students equitably and Native Americans. Dual enrollment allows high school students to take credit university …

By BETHANY BLANKLEY THE PLACE DU CENTER CONTRIBUTOR COURTESY PHOTO Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (The Center Square) – When the Florida legislature meets in January, it will review a range of fundraising initiatives prioritized in Gov. Ron DeSantis’ FY2023 budget proposal. Much of it includes historic funding of $ 23.9 billion for education, of which …

This holiday season, I want to express my gratitude for an incredibly valuable but underrated resource that we have here in our area: community colleges. Specifically, Kilgore College and Texas State Technical College-Marshall do a great job in the community. Kilgore offers double credit enrollment to the three public school districts in Longview proper. Most …

Sometimes things that sound the same are not the same at all. I would say when you think of higher education you can assume college is college and you might not easily see the differences between community colleges and universities. Both systems provide access to high-quality public higher education in North Carolina, but the idea …

By engaging business and community college leaders, VIA’s collaboration will ensure that existing training programs meet pressing community needs and anticipate when and where they should grow, the colleges said. These programs include heavy construction and maintenance, focusing on the construction of roads, bridges and tunnels; expansion of broadband; and the infrastructure and distribution of …

Ohio officials want 65% of the state’s workforce to have some type of post-secondary certificate or diploma by 2025. It’s an ambitious goal, especially as enrollments have plummeted at the majority of higher education institutions amid the pandemic. The number of high school graduates in the state also continues to decline, shrinking the pool of …

Through Greg jao, Opinion contributor | Wednesday, December 15, 2021 (Photo: Reuters) What happens when a campus ministry realizes that a quarter of its mission field is missing? Until a decade ago, campus ministries like InterVarsity (with which I serve) were slow to see the need for ministry to community college students and faculty. The …

New state law expands a pilot program that allows community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees and allows colleges to increase the number of programs they offer from 15 to 30 per academic year. Assembly Bill 927, enacted by Governor Gavin Newsom on October 6, makes permanent the baccalaureate programs currently being piloted at 15 community …

JENKS, Okla. – Three high school students from Jenks High School were awarded full four-year scholarships to prestigious universities. Viranda Kwok, Caleb Mangesho, and Langh Guite have been recognized as Match Scholarship recipients through a national non-profit organization called QuestBridge. QuestBridge connects some of the most exceptional low-income students with leading higher education institutions. Over …

Washington negotiators have reportedly dropped the proposal to fund two years of community college education for all Build Back Better students, but that shouldn’t be seen as a devaluation of the community college experience. Indeed, Iowa’s community colleges offer pathways to fulfilling careers and prosperity. The 15 community colleges in Iowa are in fact critical …

Gone are the days when education levels were not intrinsically linked to income levels. Twenty-first-century teens, as young as first-year high school students, reflect on the colleges available to them as early as possible to earn a decent living in the long run. Whether it’s grades or money, many young adults choose the more convenient …

Gone are the days when education levels were not intrinsically linked to income levels. Twenty-first-century teens, as young as first year high school students, reflect on what colleges are available to them as early as possible to earn a decent living in the long run. Whether it’s grades or money, many young adults choose the …

The California Community Colleges alumni list reads like a “Who’s Who” of public service, economic success, social mobility and ethnic diversity. They include legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California Chief Justice Tani Catil-Sakauye, NASA engineer Adam Steltzner, author Amy Tan, union leader Dolores Huerta and baseball player and civil rights pioneer …

Enrollment at the majority of Oregon’s public colleges and universities is still declining after more than a year of the pandemic. The declines reflected in new figures released recently by state higher education officials follow a year in decline in 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic forced college administrators to close campuses and shut down cancel …

Gone are the days when education levels were not intrinsically linked to income levels. Twenty-first-century teens, as young as first year high school students, reflect on what colleges are available to them as early as possible to earn a decent living in the long run. Whether it’s grades or money, many young adults choose the …

University enrollment in the United States has been declining steadily since 2010. This is not just a lost opportunity for anyone who might take advantage of the career opportunities and rewarding experiences that a post-secondary degree can bring. The trend is also a significant health problem that can affect virtually anyone. Access to quality health …

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board released its preliminary enrollment for Texas schools in the fall of 2021, revealing an 11% loss in Texas community college enrollment since 2019. “Unfortunately, the pandemic has had a disparate impact on community colleges, and it has affected everyone,” said Jacob Fraire, president of the Texas Association of Community …

As high school students in New York City begin to decide which colleges they will attend after graduation, it’s important to recognize that not all teens are ready to go to 4-year college or university. Whether it’s a question of money or whether they’re not sure what they want to study, for some, they choose …

In an effort to strengthen its relationship with U.S. colleges, Google would grant all U.S.-based community colleges free access to its four professional certifications. In a statement, Lisa Gevelber, founder of Grow with Google, said the company is delighted to announce that all Google Career Certificate certifications will be made available to all community colleges …

Arkansas State University-Newport and Black River Technical College presented awards to faculty, staff, alumni and students at the Arkansas Community College Conference held online on 11 and October 12. Courtney Clements of Pocahontas was selected as an Outstanding BRTC 2021 Professor for her dedication to the college and its students. Clements taught as an adjunct …

Some of the world’s largest tech companies, Google and Microsoft, are strengthening their relationships with US community colleges. “Today, we are delighted to announce that all of our Google Career Certificates will be available for free, at all community colleges in the United States and all vocational and technical high schools in the United States,” …

Springfield, Illinois- (Effingham Radio) – The overall decline of the system ranks well below the national average of 5.6% Despite the major impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on community colleges nationwide in 2020, preliminary data shows the decline in Illinois community college enrollment is well below the national average, many of the 48 Illinois community …

President Joseph R. Biden conceded in a town hall last week, that the tuition-free community college would be one of many policies dropped or scaled back in the Democratic Build Back Better agenda, thanks to opposition from moderate Senses. Joe Manchin (DW.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema. (D-Arizona). It is a missed opportunity. The modest costs of …

The number of students attending Texas community colleges fell below enrollment at four-year universities in the state for the first time since the 1990s, as many two-year schools continue to face strong demand. declining enrollments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Council. Community colleges saw an almost 11% drop …

The number of students attending Texas community colleges fell below enrollment at four-year universities in the state for the first time since the 1990s, as many two-year schools continue to face strong demand. declining enrollments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Council. Community colleges saw an almost 11% drop …

Nathalie HigginsEd Collier I am a proud first generation student and graduate of UMass Amherst. My younger brother graduated as an associate from MassBay Community College. Thanks to our parents’ dedication to making sure we had more opportunities than they did, we graduated without incurring student debt. Our story is not the norm. The average …

The year of Joe Biden’s slow withdrawal from his free college pledge meets little or only low-key protests from U.S. higher education, in part reflecting the lack of interest in the idea among institutions across four. years. In the latest setback to his 2020 campaign pledge, Mr Biden has publicly admitted that he doubts Congress …

Students walk across campus between classes at Idaho State University. (Photo courtesy of Idaho State University.) Idaho’s three universities have all reported an increase in enrollment for the fall – growth that almost wipes out their losses from the pandemic as of 2020. Four-year schools submitted their fall issues to the State Board of Education …

The State Council of Community Colleges returned to North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) on October 14 and 15 for their monthly meeting. It was their first gathering in the Council of State chamber since January 2020. Chairman of the Board, Burr Sullivan, welcomed two new members of the Board of Trustees: Tom Looney, appointed …

A few years ago, a Catholic preparatory school invited me to speak to its association of parents of pupils on the future of Catholic education. After describing how a truly Catholic education, emphasizing human and sacramental formation as well as intellectual competence, equipped young people to meet the challenges of a world that had gone …

Don Doucette, Chancellor of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC), will retire on July 1, 2022, at the end of his current employment contract, after 11 years of seniority, according to a press release on Wednesday. The EICC board plans to conduct a national search for its successor. “Doucette took college [EICC] to the next level …

Current and prospective College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students will have the opportunity to learn how to transfer their credits from CSM to over 60 colleges and universities by attending the Fall Virtual Transfer Fair, October 11-14 . Maryland, outlet Historically black colleges and universities in the mid-Atlantic region are planning to participate in the …

Wittstruck’s ancestors settled in Nebraska in 1865. She was the Nebraska Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year in her senior year at Lincoln Southeast High School. After high school, Wittstruck attended Clemson University in South Carolina on a full basketball scholarship and earned a degree in International Business and German. She then obtained a master’s …

Responding to the trend, Governor Roy Cooper announced the Longleaf Commitment Grant in the spring, a scholarship reserved for the high school class of 2021, funded by federal COVID-19 stimulus money. The scholarship was intended for residents of the state with a family income of less than approximately $ 100,000 who have enrolled in credit …

This year was supposed to be terrible for admissions to private colleges, at least those private colleges that are unlucky to have billion dollar endowments and an international reputation. But it has become clear that for some private colleges outside of those rarefied ranks of Harvard and Stanford universities, the class that enrolls in 2021 …

During the uncertainty of the pandemic, a large number of students opted for a gap year. This sent a wave of ripples through higher education institutions, and colleges have now devised new methods to bounce back from an unusual year. Including all of its institutions, the New Hampshire university system has said the pandemic has …

Idaho’s eight public colleges and universities are using a new platform to make it easier for students to browse online courses shared between institutions. The selection of the new platform, announced on July 8, is the latest step in the public education system’s Online Idaho initiative, a multi-year plan to better manage resources and offerings …

COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina has officially agreed to freeze tuition fees for the next academic year. This is the second consecutive tuition freeze approved by USC’s board of directors. For the 2019-2020 academic year, administrators increased tuition fees by just under 1%, which at the time was the lowest amount since 1987. …

INDIANAPOLIS, June 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Indiana the legislature voted to allow high school students, from or outside Indiana, to receive university credits through the AS and A Level exams of Cambridge Assessment International Education (Cambridge International). With this new policy change in accordance with the House Enrolled Act 1549, all public …

A new report ranks states on their public higher education options, and Connecticut is near the top of the list. Seventh of its kind, a recent SmartAsset analysis of data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System 2018-2019 compared state four-year public universities on five metrics: undergraduate graduation rate, net price average, student / professor …

Colorado Governor Jared Polis this week signed a law banning inheritance preferences, which favor children or other parents of alumni, in admissions by public colleges and universities in the State. “Just because your parents or grandparents” went to one of the state colleges, a student “could take the place of someone more worthy,” Polis, a …

When someone applies for college admission, there is often a box or section on the application that asks about any family members who have attended college – maybe a parent. or a cousin. It’s called “legacy,” and for decades it has given American applicants a head start in admissions. But more at Colorado public colleges. …

By Patty Nieberg, The Associated Press / Report for America Colorado Governor Jared Polis on Tuesday signed a bill making the state a leader in the national effort to ban inherited admissions to public colleges and universities. Prateek Dutta, Colorado policy director for Democrats for Education Reform, who pitched the idea for the bill to …

Average tuition discount rates among private non-profit colleges continued to increase in the 2020-21 academic year as many institutions struggled to retain and attract students during pandemic, according to a new study from the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The average discount rate for undergraduates reached 53.9% – a record high – …

Bennington College. Courtesy: Bennington College When Matt, a 17-year-old public high school student in Brooklyn, New York, got his acceptance into college this spring, his parents were surprised. An AB student whose favorite hobbies are hanging out with friends, playing video games, and smoking weed, Matt entered Bennington, a liberal arts school with 700 undergraduates …

America’s Best Public Colleges Obtaining a university degree is an investment with considerable benefits. Adults with a high school diploma earn an average of $ 32,000 more per year than those with a high school diploma. This increase in income can mean a big difference in the quality of life, ranging from the ability to …

As a recent state report shows, the rate of Hoosier high school graduates attending college is at an all-time low in recent history. For some, it’s the cost that keeps them from going to class. And a surprisingly high cost is that of textbooks. But an Indiana initiative is trying to change that, by encouraging …

Financial constraints are widely seen as the reason why fewer students from low-income families make it to university than those who are better off. This reasoning has long prompted calls for tuition-free public college education. In fact, insufficient college preparation among low-income students is a bigger barrier than funding tuition fees, according to Mehran Ebrahimian, …

When Chicago native Alex Butler applied to colleges three years ago in his senior year of high school, he said he didn’t have a list of high expectations. A school’s athletic department, let alone the diversity of its student body, was not a deciding factor for Butler, a junior specializing in ethnic studies and English. …

Financial constraints are widely seen as the reason why fewer students from low-income families make it to university than those who are better off. This reasoning has long prompted calls for tuition-free public college education. In fact, insufficient college preparation among low-income students is a bigger barrier than funding tuition fees, said Mehran Ebrahimian, a …

FORT WORTH, Texas, February 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Prospective students face a difficult decision: whether to choose to attend a private university or a public university. The advantages of private colleges and universities include lower student-teacher ratios, student-centered communities, and more intimate environments. But which private college to choose? To meet the needs …

FORT WORTH, Texas, February 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – What kind of school do three out of four potential students ultimately choose? The answer is college or public university, an ever popular choice. To meet the needs of the more than three million incoming students each fall, AcademicInfluence.com publishes its ranking of the main …

It’s not hard to imagine several enrollment and registrar offices across the country congratulating themselves after reading the details of recent survey results provided by the American Council on Education and the American Association of Collegiate. Registrars and Admissions Officers. After all, there is a lot to be encouraged based on results. For example, when …

SALT LAKE CITY — Enrollment at Utah’s public colleges and universities was down slightly from a year ago, but generally held steady amid a 2.5% national decline, according to some estimates. Total fall enrollment at Utah’s six universities and two colleges was 189,021, down two-tenths of a percentage point from fall 2019, when enrollment was …