Student Success

The Real Price of College

Live Webinar | 2 p.m. ET

May 13, 2021

For decades, the shortcomings of financial aid have frustrated students and colleges alike. Flaws in the design and delivery of financial aid, including how “need” is defined and subsequently calculated, contribute to its diminishing efficacy.

Webinar: Strengthening Rural Community Colleges

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April 20, 2021

Highlights of ACCT's new research report & discussion with two presidents of rural colleges.

Expanding Educational Opportunity for Incarcerated Students through Second Chance Pell

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December 3, 2020

Community colleges are leading advocates to repeal the ban on Pell Grants for incarcerated students, which has been in place since 1994.

Improving Access and Affordability of Workforce Training with Short-Term Pell

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November 12, 2020

In today’s economy, more than 80 percent of jobs require some form of education or training beyond the high school level.

Increasing the Pell Maximum Award – An Imperative to Meet Students’ True College Costs

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October 29, 2020

Pell grants are often referred to as the cornerstone of federal financial aid, as they help make college education affordable for students from low and moderate-income families. However, the purchasing power of the Pell grant has been steadily decreasing since 1972 when it covered over 70 percent of a student’s college costs. Today, the maximum Pell award covers around 30 percent of a student’s postsecondary education expenses.

Improving Online Education

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July 29, 2020

Even as some campuses move toward physical re-opening, institutions need to consider the longer-term potential and implications of virtual learning. As more institutions go online, how will institutions and systems ensure high-quality online learning opportunities?

Contingency Planning for the Fall

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June 3, 2020

While postsecondary credentials will increase in importance, enrollment may be harder to predict. Conventional wisdom suggests many more adults will return to school while academic disruptions this spring may make traditional student enrollments more unpredictable. Most higher education leaders are unsure whether or not institutions will be fully re-opening in September. The panel discusses approaches and options for the fall.

Adopt, Adapt, and Create Open Educational Resources

OER can help trustees leverage investments to increase student success and fight enrollment declines

William F. Kelley

Harper College, like so many other community colleges throughout our country, has taken bold steps to dramatically change the trajectory of student success rates.

Aligning for Student Success (2018)

How Community Colleges Work with K-12 to Improve College and Career Outcomes

This paper calls on community college presidents and trustees implement strategies to accelerate academic transitions, extend navigational supports, and serve as career bridges from high school to the workforce.  

Bridging Financial Wellness and Student Success (2020)

Effective Models for Community Colleges

Community college students face a number of financial decisions and obligations along the path to degree completion. Students must secure resources to pay for college expenses, including their tuition, fees, and basic living necessities.

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