A little over one-third of public two-year college graduates borrow to cover college expenses. Read the full DataPoints PDF.
Better data tracking, policy alignment and links to workforce programs are needed to effectively address the diverse educational and career needs of “post-traditional” learners. Read the full DataPoints PDF.
Humanities credentials awarded to minority students increased from 12.9 percent in 1989 to 32.1 percent in 2015. Read the full PDF.
Trends in performance-based funding Twenty-six states use performance-based funding to allocate funds to their public two-year colleges. Read full PDF.
High-paying occupations There are about 30 million jobs that pay good salaries for workers without a bachelor’s degree. Read full PDF.
Nearly 60 percent of community college presidents have held executive positions on campus prior to becoming CEOs. Read full PDF.
Nearly 90 percent of certificates and half of associate degrees awarded are in career and technical education. Read full PDF.
State funding accounted for 31 percent of community colleges’ revenues in 2014-15. Six years earlier, it was at 36 percent. Read full PDF.
Total Pell Grant spending, as well as spending at two-year institutions, has gradually declined since its high point in 2011-12, but it remains well above when the recent recession started in 2008-09. Read full PDF.
Traditional apprenticeship positions such as electricians and plumbers lead in the number of apprenticeships offered, but advocates would like to see apprenticeships expanded into nontraditional areas such as information technology and health care. Read full PDF.