The current Congress, which began with great uncertainty following the surprise election of Donald Trump, is winding down. In January, a new Congress will be seated and it will look quite different from the last one, especially in the House. In addition, presidential politics will no doubt add to the challenges of enacting meaningful legislation. […]
The 116th Congress will debate a variety of issues of interest to community colleges and their students. However, enacting legislation may prove difficult in a partisan climate. There is promise for movement in some key areas, including infrastructure. At a minimum, annual appropriations must be provided with much at stake for community colleges and their […]
The average in-state tuition and fees at community colleges for 2018-19 is $3,660, which is the lowest cost among all higher education sectors. Read the full PDF.
For Immediate Release December 11, 2018 Contact: Dr. Martha Parham 202/728-0200, x209 firstname.lastname@example.org $1 MILLION IN GRANTS TO GO TO 10 COMMUNITY COLLEGES Washington, DC – Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) has launched a major workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs. […]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently issued proposed regulations that could significantly impact low-income immigrants who want to become legal, permanent U.S. residents. Comments on these proposed regulations are due December 10. The regulations would expand the “public charge” test that is applied to individuals seeking admission to the United States. They also would […]
Current and former military personnel are more likely to enroll at community colleges than in other higher education sectors. Read the full PDF.
On November 19, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released its long-awaited proposed rules governing sexual harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2018. Once published, the public has 60 days to comment. AACC will […]
Since 2012, community colleges have made a considerable effort to increase student success and completion. Today, as much greater attention is being paid to drawing stronger linkages between education and workforce needs, institutions are becoming more strategic and deliberate in this work. In particular, many institutions are building stronger with relationships with their K-12 partners […]
The U.S. Department of Education released its long-awaited proposed regulations governing how institutions must treat allegations of sexual harassment to be in compliance with Title IX. In this episode, we talk about what colleges need to know.
In this episode, we sit down with Scott Cheney from Credential Engine to talk about the credentials and community colleges. Credential Engine is a non-profit whose mission is to create credential transparency, reveal the credential marketplace, increase credential literacy, and empower everyone to make more informed decisions about credentials and their value.