Meeting the Funding Needs of Community Colleges

May 1, 2019

Share this

Title: Recommendations for Providing Community Colleges with the Resources They Need

Source: The Century Foundation

A new report by The Century Foundation discusses the true cost of community college education, current funding gaps, and the steps policymakers can take to overcome those gaps.

The report identifies the need for enhanced funding and detailed evaluation metrics that can identify how best to improve the outcomes of community college students. The Century Foundation also provides readers with the process (and real-life examples) commonly used for funding K-12 education, applied to a community colleges context.

The report concludes with recommendations on how institutions and policymakers can better track and make use of data on student enrollment, completion, positive labor market outcomes, and other factors that affect cost, funding, and student success.

Click here to read the full report.

—Ben Schaap


If you have any questions or comments about this blog post, please contact us.

Keep Reading

Using Data to Support Organizational Change at Community Colleges

While community colleges can and do change on a regular basis, leaders can use specific tools to facilitate change that is more strategic. Jaime Lester looks at the role data can play in this process.

May 15, 2020

Attracting and Retaining International Students at Community Colleges: Creating a 5-Star Experience

Community colleges were never designed for students from outside the United States, nor have they been given much attention. For that reason, if community colleges would like to attract, enroll, and retain these students, they must take deliberate and specific actions to plan and provide a five-star experience.

April 27, 2020

Erasing the Community College Stigma

ACE’s Jon Turk argues that community colleges are the solution to many of the challenges we face around higher education affordability, access, and success. But how do we convince students and families of their value?

June 26, 2019