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CCRC in the News

OCTOBER 16, 2014
Benefits of Free

In Inside Higher Ed, Thomas Bailey comments on a new scholarship program in Chicago that will offer free tuition to high school graduates who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and do not require remediation in English or math.

OCTOBER 14, 2014
Benefits of Redefining Full-Time Enrollment to 15 Credits a Semester Examined

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education looks at the main findings from a CCRC report on the strategies states and colleges are using to encourage students to enroll in 15 credits per semester.

OCTOBER 03, 2014
Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation

In the New York Times, Melinda Mechur Karp comments on the difficulties community college students face in navigating college, and how nonacademic supports can help.

OCTOBER 03, 2014
LinkedIn Tries College Rankings

In the Wall Street Journal, Judith Scott-Clayton points out the potential for selection bias in LinkedIn's new college ranking system, which rates colleges based on how many of their graduates obtain jobs at desirable companies.

OCTOBER 02, 2014
Can 15-Credit Enrollment Boost Completion Rates?

Davis Jenkins and Serena Klempin review strategies colleges and states are using to encourage students to increase their enrollment intensity on the AACC 21st Century Center's blog.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
This Exclusive Hotel Chain Is Teaching Colleges How to Treat Students

Davis Jenkins comments on the reasons behind colleges' growing emphasis on customer service in Time magazine.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Wage Data Done Right

Inside Higher Ed highlights findings on short-term certificates presented at CAPSEE's 2014 conference, focusing particularly on findings by CCRC's Di Xu and Madeline Joy Trimble.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
Uncluttering the Pathway to the Diploma

The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights findings from a new report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement; in the article, Judith Scott-Clayton and Davis Jenkins discuss the importance of program structure for student progress.

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
Letter: Redefine Full-Time as 15 Credits

A letter in the Kokomo Tribune from Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers and Complete College America President Stan Jones supports Indiana's "15 to Finish" campaign, citing evidence from a recent CCRC report.

SEPTEMBER 07, 2014
60 Divided by 12 Equals...

Inside Higher Ed blogger Matt Reed responds to a recent CCRC report on strategies community colleges are using to encourage students to enroll in 15 credits per semester.

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