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Take this quiz. (Answers below.)
1. What percentage of college students attend community college?
A) 12% B) 25% C) 35% D) 50%
2. To reform community colleges, President Obama proposes to spend?
A) 12 billion B) 3 billion C) 500 million D) 100 million
3. What’s the graduation rate at community colleges?
A) 35% B) 22% C) 55% D) 65%
If you missed any of these questions, then you should learn more about community colleges. They are overflowing with students seeking to save on college tuition and laid off workers seeking to train for new careers. The President considers community colleges crucial to the economic recovery and wants them to get far bigger and better in the years to come.
In this podcast, Dr. Kay McClenney, discusses her just released report on the state of community colleges. “The Community College Survey of Student Engagement” polled thousands of students at some 300 campuses to find out what works in this fast growing section of higher education.
Read the report online: http://www.ccsse.org.
[Answers: 1) D; 2) A; 3) B.]
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