Nearly two-thirds of Black students who attend college in California begin their postsecondary journey at a community college. But it’s clear they’re not getting the support they need—more than 60 percent leave school without a degree or certificate and without transferring to a university.
Programs and services that support the whole student—not only academically but also their financial, personal, and social needs—can help learners get to and through that all-important transfer gate.
College closures happen for many reasons. And for displaced students, the consequences are enormous. Left with few transfer options, many will never go on to earn a degree or certificate.
Once a college or campus shutters, it can be difficult for students to find another institution willing to accept all of their previously earned credits. It’s even more challenging to find a college with a similar degree program or major without having to start over again with new prerequisites.
President Joe Biden’s plan for mass student loan forgiveness is at the mercy of federal judges, which means borrowers’ hopes for relief are also on hold.
The legal delay comes at the same time as the end of a freeze on student loan bills approaches, leaving borrowers with questions about whether they will be expected to resume payments in 2023 without wider debt relief.
Fifty years after the passage of Title IX—which bans gender discrimination in schools and colleges—some faculty members and administrators still aren’t sure what the law says about pregnant and parenting students.
New federal rules aim to better support student parents—who make up one in five undergraduates today—but they may not be enough, say advocates.
Choosing K-12 schools can present a dilemma to Black families in the Pittsburgh region, according to new research. Public schools offer student diversity, but private schools can often provide more resources—at a price.
For some families, neither system offers a clear path to college or success. In both, families may face racial and economic barriers to opportunities.