The U.S. Education Department this week released Perkins program data culled from state reports submitted for the 2020-21 program year, which is the first year to include data under Perkins V. The information is presented in new dashboards containing enrollment and performance data for career and technical education (CTE) students at the state and national level, including Read More »
Sometimes it’s worth emphasizing the obvious: A larger percentage of community college students pay for their own education than students attending four-year colleges. But results from a new Cengage survey of 1,200 undergraduate students ages 18 to 44 (see graph below) show just how big the gap is between the two groups: 61% of four-year Read More »
State funding is an important revenue stream for public institutions of higher education. However, the distribution between two-year and four-year colleges varies considerably by state. According to data recently released by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association, less than one quarter (22.8%) of state higher education fiscal support is used to support public two-year college operating funds, Read More »
In 2019-20, public two-year college students, who comprise 31% of full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment, received 33% of Pell Grant funds, according to an analysis by the College Board. Community college students’ share of Pell grants has held in the 33% range for most of the past 34 years. Over that time span, the sector’s highpoint came in 2011-12 Read More »
In the 2017-18 academic year, community colleges received 33 percent of all distributed Pell Grant funds even though they enrolled nearly 41 percent of all undergraduates. As shown below, students at community colleges received a smaller share of other federal Title IV funds relative to their share of enrollment. Community colleges enroll an even higher Read More »
Community college students with Pell grants are less likely to take on student debt than similar students in other sectors of higher education. Read the full PDF.
Nearly three-fourths of American adults support free college tuition for those who qualify for it. Read the full PDF.
Nearly 60 percent of public two-year college students who earn an associate degree are not saddled with student loan debt. Read the full PDF.
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.
Two out of three higher education institutions provide emergency loans to students. Read the full PDF.