Community Colleges Come Of Age
A Five-Part Series
America’s community colleges are supposed to offer decent opportunities for all citizens.
With open enrollment and low-cost tuition, these two-year schools serve so-called nontraditional students: full-time workers, parents, military veterans, immigrants and people who speak English as a second language.
Still, few enroll and graduate.
WGBH Radio’s higher-ed desk, On Campus, reports from community colleges across Massachusetts to see whether local two-year schools are making the grade.
Accessible, Affordable & Increasingly Popular
A WGBH News poll finds a majority of Americans would recommend community college over taking out loans for a four-year college.
Would You Recommend Community College Over 4-Year College?
Two thirds of those questioned advised pursuing a community college education and saving the rest of the money, rather than going broke for a four-year degree.
A Study In Drive And Determination
Callie Crossley has become a champion of community colleges after spending time on campuses across the country and in Boston.
Seventy percent of all community college students are employed, and nearly half of those students work more than 30 hours a week.