Washington’s Walla Walla Community College is using personalized advising and software tools to keep students on the path to a vocational certificate or degree.
Community colleges are using technology to provide information and advice to students. It’s a lot cheaper than hiring counselors.
Providing structure, counseling and financial aid more doubled the graduation rate for New York City community college students.
Community college students have many choices and little guidance in setting academic or career goals, concludes a new study. Many are overwhelmed.
At an Oakland community college where only 20 percent of students transfer to pursue a bachelor’s degree, a professor’s transfer club is raising the odds. The club’s mascot is an animated Spanglish-speaking Chihuahua that says, “Yo quiero transfer.”
More California Latinos are earning college degrees, but the college gap remains wide.
Young Texans talk about the barriers to college completion: not enough math or writing in high school, weak study skills and self-discipline and poor advice on college planning.
Also on Community College Spotlight: For-profit higher education isn’t good or evil, argues an AEI study as the U.S. Education Department finalizes “gainful employment” rules that could limit federal aid to for-profit college students
Also, colleges try automated early alerts to warn students they’re at risk of failing a class.