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Prospective transfer students have guaranteed admission from select community colleges

Prospective transfer students have guaranteed admission from select community colleges

By Valeria Mancera-Saavedra, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2020

In an attempt to take advantage of Illinois Community College Board statistics that rank Illinois first in the nation for bachelor's degree completion rates among community college transfer students, Col...

Favorite Recipes

By Maria Castellucci Opinions Editor

October 13, 2014

A perfect fall snack is hands-down my friend’s signature homemade chocolate chip cinnamon granola bars. Chock-full of flavor and chocolaty goodness, the treat is a perfect breakfast meal for busy, on-the-go mornings or a nice evening snack when staying up late to study.The first time I had this treat was last summer during a trip to my friend’s home. I fell in love at first bite. The taste is perfectly sweet with a ni...

A blissful return for LFL

A blissful return for LFL

May 12, 2014

The Bliss, Chicago's resident team in the Legends Football League, formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, is on a quest for a repeat championship win this summer. After picking up w...

Fund minority community colleges

April 21, 2014

Since 1991, minority enrollment in higher education has risen among all races and ethnicities. President Barack Obama’s support for minority-serving institutions, or MSIs, has been steady despite increasing costs. However, backing from the government needs to further extend to community colleges to better serve minority students.Approximately 45 percent of minority students attend two-year community colleges, which are more affordable bu...

Video Poll: Community College

February 17, 2014

For this week's video poll, The Chronicle asks students whether or not they attended community college before coming to Columbia and why they made their choice. Most said they felt they wanted the entire co...

Free community college could boost education access

February 17, 2014

Tuition and education-related fees have steadily increased in recent years, and state governments have begun debating measures to reduce the cost of higher education. In Tennessee, Oregon and Mississippi, legislators have presented plans to make community college free for two years, which could increase access to higher education but requires high standards to prevent dropout rates from increasing.The Tennessee Promise pr...

Transitioning Transfers to Columbia

By Ivana Hester

December 10, 2012

The rising cost of higher education has many students searching for affordable alternatives, such as attending community college to complete general education classes before transferring to a four-year institution.To attract these transfer students, Columbia launched an initiative at the beginning of the year to make transfer students’ transition more seamless and create a more transfer-friendly community, according to Keri Walter...

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