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Weighing the pros and cons of community college

Students graduating from community colleges like College of DuPage (above) and Harry S. Truman College save money, and many transfer to larger universities. Many DePaul transfer students count themselves as alumni of the College of DuPage, located in Chicago’s western suburbs, and Harry S. Truman College in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Graduates from Chicago Public Schools who maintained a B average in high school get free tuition at Truman. (Photo courtesy of COD Newsroom)

Maria Garcia

May 17, 2015

In the summer of 2005, Susan Motley, 56, began her journey towards a bachelor’s degree after witnessing her son, who decided he didn’t want to go to college, graduate high school.  Read More »...

A report card for City Colleges of Chicago’s Star Scholarship

City Colleges of Chicago, including Malcolm X. College, have received praise for their innovative tuition funding plans as well as their practical, job-centric programs. (Kevin Gross / The DePaulia)

Brendan Pedersen

February 1, 2015

In his Jan. 20 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama announced a number of initiatives and goals his administration would pursue in the upcoming year. One that produced a good amount of buzz in the weeks that followed was his call for free community colleges across the nation. In particular, Obama pointed to the governments of Chicago and Tenness...

‘Two years free’: Economic ramifications of Obama’s community college tuition proposal

The proposal for federally funded community college tuition is 
partially based off of a similar plan implemented in Tennessee. (Brad Montgomery | Creative Commons)

Kevin Gross

January 18, 2015

High schoolers, adult learners and school administrators sighed in relief as the Obama administration proposed a plan on Jan. 8 to make two-year community colleges free for many Americans. Read More »...

President Obama gives it the good ol’ college try

The White House announced a proposal on Jan. 9, that President Barack Obama said would make community college

Danielle Harris

January 18, 2015

President Barack Obama recently unveiled a long overdue plan to provide a free college education to qualified students. The plan, entitled America’s College Promise, pledges to cover tuition costs for those who have a C plus average, attend school at least part time and are working towards credit transferable to a four-yea...

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