Santa Barbara City College (CA) and Walla Walla Community College (WA) were announced today as co-winners of the Aspen Institute’s 2013 Prize for Community College Excellence. Two finalists-with-distinction, were also named: Kingsborough Community College (NY) and Lake Area Technical Institute (SD.) More »
This online resource for returning adults offers a searchable database of for-credit online courses and degree programs. Available to students in 16 southern states. More »
Foundations Help 12 State Partnerships Expand Associate Degree Completion for Students Transferring from Community Colleges to Universities
Five foundations are contributing a total of $6.4 million to support Lumina’s Credit when it’s due program. Kresge Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Helios Education Foundation, and USA Funds have joined Lumina to help community college transfer students complete their associate degrees. Read more »
The credit hour—the standard unit of measurement for higher education—tells us very little about what students actually learn. A new report funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation advocates a shift in federal policy away from the old standard to better prepare college graduates for success beyond college. More »
The YES Prep Charter School Network in Houston demonstrates great success in getting first-generation students into college. But getting them to graduate is another story. American Public Media investigates the factors that determine success to help more low-income college students succeed.