Community College News Now
by Jeremy Speer

GAYLORD — Kirtland Community College will become the new operator of the University Center Gaylord facility starting in January 2017, if a number of boards support the recommendation of a steering committee. The committee, featuring representatives from Kirtland, the University Center’s Board of Directors and Otsego County, has worked on creating a sustainable future for […]

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by Associated Press

EASTON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania judge has denied a defense request to throw out drug delivery charges against a former college professor. The Morning Call in Allentown reportedthat the judge ruled against Tara Bealer on last Monday. The 42-year-old sociology professor has taught at East Stroudsburg University. She was scheduled to begin teaching at Northampton […]

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by Associated Press

CHICOPEE, Mass. — The president of a small Catholic college in western Massachusetts plans to retire at the end of the upcoming academic year. Sister Mary Reap has been president at Elms College in Chicopee since 2009. She is credited with overseeing the funding and construction of a $13.5 million health sciences building and creating […]

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by Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia is launching a new grant program aimed at making higher education affordable for more students. The grants will be given to two- and four-year higher education institutions that have a partnership with a pre-K through 12th grade program. The money will allow higher education institutions to implement and expand programs that […]

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Online Education Models Offer Solution to Access

by Todd A. Hitchcock

Prior to the last recession in 2007, four out of five jobs lost were considered “low skills” – requiring a high school degree or less, but the employment landscape is dramatically changing. (Source) By 2020, it’s estimated that 65% of jobs will require a postsecondary degree. More people than ever before will require some form […]

The Best and Worst Community Colleges

by Richie Bernardo

Long perceived as the bottom rung of the higher-education ladder, community colleges are often the subject of distasteful college humor. And university elitists aren’t the only ones poking fun. Some of the very students who attend these so-called junior colleges joke about their own schools. Even the popular TV show Community has been criticized for […]

Ranking Best & Worst Community College Systems

by Richie Bernardo

Community colleges want to remind Americans that the road less traveled is not always the worst path. Once disparaged as inferior to four-year institutions, these two-year colleges are finally stepping up their game — at times even outperforming their traditional university counterparts. In 22 states, community colleges have expanded to include four-year bachelor’s degree programs […]