Making progress: The attainment of postsecondary education in the U.S increased from 13 percent in 1950 to 59 percent in 2015. Read the full PDF.
Archives for March 2017
March 24, 2017 | Issue # 083 Earlier this month, I attended a meeting led by AACC and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, which focused on how programs such as dual enrollment could receive more support from non-federal sources. I heard from K–12 and college leaders (listed here) about successful programs that are getting students […]
“In 2015, Cleveland State implemented the Community First Plan – our 5-year strategic plan to ensure that our institution is operating from a position of strength as we serve learners, businesses and all community partners. “Community First” has become much more than a tagline. It has infused everything we do, and it has become common language […]
According to a recent survey, 49 percent of community college students reported struggling with making ends meet, resorting to taking loans or asking friends, family or charitable organizations for financial help at least once or twice over the past year. Read the full PDF.
The Trump Administration today released its FY 18 federal budget outline. The budget outline provides an early, concrete indicator of the priorities of the new administration. The plan contains deep cuts to federal investments in education, job training, and other community college priorities. This so-called “skinny budget” is a precursor to a full budget proposal […]
March 10, 2017 | Issue # 082 Leadership development continues to be a major focus of the association. On March 1, I convened a meeting of leaders from ACCT, the League for Innovation, and The Aspen Institute to discuss ways that we can collaborate and provide more training opportunities for our sector. While we are […]
AACC and ACCT sent a joint letter to the Senate supporting key legislation reforming federal graduation rates. Download the letter as a PDF.
Name: Southeast Community College President: Paul Illich Website: www.southeast.edu Cities: Beatrice, Lincoln, and Milford State: NE Type: Public Campus Settings: Two campuses in rural settings (Beatrice and Milford), one campus in urban setting (Lincoln) Year Established: 1973 Governing Board Website Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2015 IPEDS Data 2015 Fall Credit Enrollment Total: 9248 Part-time: 56% Full-time: 44% Gender Male: 48% Female: 52% Race/Ethnicity […]
While the number of high school graduates is expected to remain relatively stable, the percentage of minorities among them is expected to increase, and the rate of white graduates is predicted to drop. Read the full PDF.