The pandemic has contributed to a devastating drop in enrollment at community colleges. Two colleges in Oregon are exploring how to bring students back to campus - especially adult learners. Mount Hood Community College has received a $30,000 grant from the Center on Education and Labor at New America to explore why adult students have left school.
A task force within the Oregon State Legislature is finalizing recommendations focused on college affordability, campus wraparound services and institutional accountability as it looks to improve higher education experiences and outcomes for underrepresented students.
Explores the academic and economic consequences of taking higher or lower credit loads. Using student-level data from the Tennessee Board of Regents, it estimates differences in award completion and credit accumulation across students according to their first semester and first-year credit loads.
A new program aims to give underserved students of color extra support to close education and workforce training gaps that have grown worse during the pandemic. The Racial Equity for Adult Credentials in Higher Education (REACH) program helps Black, Hispanic and Native American students deal with barriers to attending community colleges that many white students don't face.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, three-quarters of students have reported struggles with anxiety and depression, and more than 50% have reported their mental health as “fair” or “poor,” according to a recent Inside Higher Ed survey.