The portion of first-time U.S. students who return to college for a second year has dropped 1.2 percentage points since 2009, according to a report that looks like bad news for the national college completion push.
A recent paper found that more than 18 percent of students who received a Pell Grant in their freshman year and earned at least a 3.0 GPA—a group that would seem to have every reason to reapply for aid—failed to do so.
Community college students who transfer to four-year colleges with an associate degree are more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than similar students who transfer without one, according to a new study from the Community College Research Center
Two years ago, the American Association of Community Colleges provided a stark assessment of its members’ shortcomings, calling for a broad transformation to meet the evolving needs of students and the economy.
Students and faculty must be integral partners in efforts to boost college completion, according to a panel of college leaders who helped gather information for the new 21st-Century implementation guide released by the American Association of Comm
Many of our leaders have expressed that the economic prosperity of any nation is inextricably tied to the education of its citizens. In the United States, obtaining a higher education credential is a pursuit that many now consider a civil right and an essential pathway toward achieving the American Dream of upward social and economic mobility …