Jill Biden Holds Summit on Community Colleges

October 5, 2010 | Campus Progress |

Given how important a postsecondary credential has become for economic security and mobility, few other topics credit national attention, particularly when only about a third of community college students obtain a credential within six years.

At today's summit, it is crucial that community college leaders and stakeholders prioritize financial supports for students in order to truly alter the status quo in graduation rates at community colleges. Innovative leaders around the country have already produced examples of how community colleges can increase their students' access to existing funding sources and how to make new resources available to them. Below are three strategies Summit participants may want to consider this Tuesday.