Community colleges are often pegged as the workhorses of the higher education system. The two-year colleges cater overwhelmingly to first-generation college goers, working adults, and students of color, helping them gain a foothold on the ladder of economic opportunity. Massachusetts has redoubled efforts in recent years to create a smoother transition from community college to four-year institutions. Are those initiatives paying off? Yes and no.
Wednesday, November 02, 2022