2010 was the year of accountability for community colleges, which tried to balance access and success.

Also on Community College  Spotlight:  Public two-year college students post a 15.6 percent default rate on federal loans over the lifetime of the loan. That’s lower than the 18.6 percent default rate for students of for-profit colleges, but considerably higher than the default rate for four-year, private, nonprofit institutions (5.6 percent) and four-year public colleges (6.3 percent).

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