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Glendale News Press

The Whiteboard Jungle: Tuition is not main hurdle for most community college ...
Glendale News Press
Today, barely 10% of community college students finish a bachelor's degree within six years based on a study by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. They struggled in high school and now need remedial course work. Their past academic ...

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U-T San Diego

Cuyamaca College President to retire
KUSI
Before joining Cuyamaca College, Zacovic served as an administrator at eight community colleges and districts throughout California. He previously was president of the Association for Chief Business Officials for California Community Colleges and was ...
Cuyamaca President Zacovic to retireU-T San Diego

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U.S. News & World Report

Consider Whether to Take an Online Course at Community College
U.S. News & World Report
"If you do it just to increase your pay and increase your position, I think that's not sustaining," says Lorrie Ranck, dean of the learning resources division at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. Instead, online community college students need ...

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Daily Trojan Online

New degrees offer more job creation
Daily Trojan Online
Because community colleges were created to serve the public directly, they are often changing in response to the needs of the community. Until now, California's community colleges have offered only associate degrees. The recent need for workers that ...
Fulbright Program Seeks to Get More Community Colleges Involved in ExchangesChronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

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Rebuilding California's Middle Class: One Community College at a Time
Fox and Hounds Daily
Today in California, the majority of community college students, and nearly all low-income students, pay few, if any fees. As business columnist Kathleen Pender has detailed, almost half of the state's community college students receive a waiver on all ...

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Daily Californian

Obama's free community college proposal met with excitement, hesitation
Daily Californian
The California community college system is the largest system of higher education in the country, with more than 2.3 million students enrolled in 2013-14, according to the system's website. Before states can decide whether to implement the program, it ...
UC officials weigh in on effects of Obama's free community college announcementThe Aggie
Obama's community-college gambleWashington Post
Obama: 'Good year' ahead for US if partisans bridge dividesU.S. News & World Report

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Los Angeles Times

What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?
Los Angeles Times
When 15 California community colleges received preliminary approval to offer four-year degrees recently, officials touted the move as a way to provide highly trained workers at a lower cost, especially for technical jobs in fields such as medicine and ...
State Community Colleges to Offer 4 Yr DegreesFOX40
Select community colleges will now offer bachelor's degreesThe Daily Titan

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U-T San Diego

California Community College students now have more than 1600 streamlined ...
Lake County News
SACRAMENTO – California community college students aspiring to earn an associate degree guaranteeing admission to California State University (CSU) through a streamlined transfer program will have more than 1,600 degrees available starting this ...
California State University Transfer Program Making ProgressKPBS
Progress on Transfer in CaliforniaInside Higher Ed
More students use transfer degreesU-T San Diego

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Los Angeles Times

Easier path from community college to Cal State, report says
Los Angeles Times
The latest report found that California's 112 community colleges and Cal State's 23 campuses have made progress in developing the special transfer degrees and coordinating curriculum. But some community colleges still lag in offering degrees in popular ...
California Makes Progress in Easing Transfer From 2- to 4-Year ProgramsChronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)

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Deseret News

Obama's free college plan is no panacea; just ask California
Washington Post
President Obama's proposal to make community colleges free is a valiant effort to address the rising demand for skilled workers throughout the nation and to improve college access for low-income students. As states consider his proposal, they would be ...
Free community college will hurt higher education and studentsDeseret News
Mission College's Community MissionSanta Clara Weekly
White House proposes making community colleges freeWillcox Range News
SFA The Pine Log Online
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