Community College of Philadelphia – Lends a Helping Hand

A new program, My Degree Now, launched by the Community College of Philadelphia will help students with degree completion for those who already have 30 credits or more. Thanks to a personal, anonymous donation the program will help students finish what they started by helping on the financial side. Philadelphia Mayor, Michael Nutter, has also […]

How Culture Influences Higher Education

In my humble opinion, the negative perception about community colleges as well as many vocational schools when comparing them to traditional 4-year colleges and universities- is driven by a competitive American culture… The most obvious example of competitive culture is in the sports and entertainment industries. It’s absolutely rampant in both. For instance, every major […]

Great Article on the Importance of Community Colleges in the US

Mary Beth Marklein recently wrote a great article (one in a series) about US community colleges, how they are perceived, and how they are evolving. The article discusses the role of community colleges and why a negative perception still exists. It includes some great personal stories and anecdotes about real people and their experiences at […]

Baltimore community colleges get boost from federal grants

The article below, written by Ryan Sharrow at the Baltimore Business Journal, highlights the positive impact of targeted government funding.  Baltimore and Washington, DC currently have labor shortages in construction and hospitality services that can be addressed through professional & career-focused training.  The Baltimore area is a good place to be if you are interested in […]