Only 3 percent of students at top colleges come from the lowest 25 percent of incomes — and that's largely because of schools' admissions processes. In comparison, 72 percent of the students come from the top 25 percent.
Community colleges are key to growing our economy and expanding opportunity, but less than 1 in 5 students at community colleges today will earn a bachelor’s degree. One community college in South Dakota is bucking the trend.
Community colleges are often seen as second-rate options for higher education. These researchers and activists, however, see them as vehicles for making the world a better place