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Understanding the Strengths and Challenges Facing Rural Community Colleges

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This blog post describes key takeaways from our guided pathways summer institute for rural colleges, including suggestions for reframing the barriers many colleges face as assets. 

To Build Back Enrollment, Community Colleges Must Ensure That Their Programs Are Worth Completing

To Build Back Enrollment, Community Colleges Must Ensure That Their Programs Are Worth Completing

It's not enough to make it easier to go to college; to boost enrollment, students must have access to valuable programs. To that end, our latest interactive tool shows you what credentials students are completing at your college or in your state. 

Guided Pathways Reforms Designed With Equity in Mind

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This post describes how guided pathways reforms can create the conditions for students to see a broader range of opportunities for themselves and then help students successfully realize those opportunities.

Prior Learning Assessment: A Key Piece of the Credit-Noncredit Discussion

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To boost adult enrollment and credential attainment, community colleges must make it easier for students to secure college credit for their previous work experience. 

What HBCUs Can Teach Us About Culturally Sustaining Practices

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Colleges must move beyond structural fixes and address discrimination head-on. One way they can do so is by building culturally sustaining practices into their support services and classroom instruction.