March 2, 2018 | Issue # 108 When AACC began the Awards of Excellence program six years ago, our goal was to honor the visionary work of community colleges in advancing the student success agenda. Being able to hold up the award-winning colleges as examples of innovative, student-centric institutions has been one of my greatest […]
“For nearly 50 years, Howard Community College has served as a center for learning and culture in Howard County, Maryland. As a mission-driven institution, the college is committed to providing all students with pathways to success. Faculty and staff work closely with business, nonprofit, and government organizations to ensure students are prepared for the […]
Median completion and persistence rates for colleges participating in AACC’s Voluntary Framework of Accountability was 55 percent after six years and 59 percent for students who started full-time. Read the full PDF.
December 5, 2017 * Issue #875 POLICY and ADVOCACY 1. HOUSE RELEASES BILL TO REAUTHORIZE HEA The House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Friday released a 542-page bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act that would significantly change federal student aid, such as allowing students to tap Pell grants to pay for short-term education […]
February 16, 2018 | Issue # 107 This week at the National Legislative Summit in Washington, DC, we heard from Labor Secretary Acosta about apprenticeship programs and how they can “position students for lifelong learning and lifelong earning.” I’m proud of the recognition community colleges are receiving for their role in the success of apprenticeship […]
AACC, along with the Association of Community College Trustees, submitted these joint comments to Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairmen of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. The comments respond to a white paper on higher education accountability measures issued by the Senator on February 1. The white paper and the responding comments are part […]
Minority millennials still lag behind in education attainment compared to Asian and white counterparts. Read the full PDF.
“Shoreline Community College serves the educational, workforce, and cultural needs of our diverse students and communities. We deliver on the promise people have come to expect from us: that we help transform lives. The College is here to help students discover their personal direction and support them in reaching their full potential. The result is […]
February 2, 2018 | Issue # 106 On Monday, I had the pleasure of meeting with Rep. Virginia Foxx to discuss the PROSPER Act. We articulated to the Congresswoman those areas of the legislation that concern community colleges. The biggest takeaway is that the PROSPER Act is not set in stone. Rep. Foxx emphasized that […]
A little over one-third of public two-year college graduates borrow to cover college expenses. Read the full DataPoints PDF.