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Community college enrollment sank this fall. But some programs fared better than others.

Two-year schools strived to keep students cooking, welding and undertaking other hands-on training even as the pandemic limited course options.

March 9, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
Common App: Interest in selective schools soars among international and first-gen students

Applications to selective colleges helped drive an 11% year-over-year increase as of Feb. 15 in submissions to the roughly 900 colleges using the Common App, according to the latest data from the organization.

March 2, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
Colleges renew focus on appeals for more financial aid

Institutions are seeing more of financial aid requests during the pandemic, and the Education Department is encouraging officials to address them.

February 26, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
Nonprofit taps 7 rural colleges to improve student success

Achieving the Dream, a nonprofit aiming to improve community college student success, launched a three-year initiative this week to improve workforce development at rural schools.

February 18, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive
For colleges, $7B in federal broadband aid highlights extent of digital divide

The latest round of coronavirus relief puts a "down payment" on improved connectivity, but school leaders say more help is needed.

February 16, 2021 | Higher Ed Dive