By Jane StancillExecutive Director of CommunicationsNC Community College System RALEIGH (August 14, 2019) â This week, the NC Community College System launches its first statewide marketing campaign, communicating with one voice about the value of community colleges. Funded initially with private support from the NC Community Colleges Foundation and the John M. Belk Endowment, the… READ MORE
RALEIGH â Community colleges are critically important to North Carolinaâs workforce. At a time when 67 percent of jobs in North Carolina are projected to require education beyond high school by 2020,1 community colleges offer a more-affordable path to a degree, job-specific training and training for the trades. And North Carolinians love their community colleges… READ MORE
RALEIGH â All 16 universities in the University of North Carolina System are trying to smooth transfers from North Carolinaâs community colleges. âAll of us are working hard on seamless transfers from the Community College System,â NC State University Chancellor Randy Woodson says in the accompanying video. NC State works in a number of ways… READ MORE
RALEIGH â If school wasnât for you the first time around, or if a four-year university seems too expensive, there are still ways to make it, says Chancellor Randy Woodson of NC State University. âOne of the great things about America is that youâre not defined by a test score in the 8th grade â… READ MORE
GREENSBORO â Like many universities, North Carolina A&T State University is seeing increasing numbers of students choose to start at a community college, then transfer to N.C. A&T. In the accompanying video, Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. says Guilford Technical Community College is one of N.C. A&Tâs biggest partners; the university also recently announced a… READ MORE
At myFutureNC’s announcement of North Carolinaâs postsecondary attainment rate goal on February 20, 2019, Governor Roy Cooper shared his vision to offer free community college in high-demand fields.
RALEIGH â North Carolina community college leaders unveiled their 2019 legislative agenda this week, focusing on investments to improve workforce development. These are worthy requests that represent a solid, forward-looking plan. We hope the NC General Assembly will heed them. The agenda, announced by the NC Community College System, NC Association of Community College Presidents… READ MORE
RALEIGH âÂ North Carolinaâs community colleges are loved by their communities â 58 colleges throughout the state, within a 30-minute drive of 95% of North Carolinians. And they are a critical link in North Carolinaâs workforce and economic development. Enrollment tends to jump at community colleges during recessions as workers seek to improve and update their… READ MORE
RALEIGH â As more and more communities recognize the necessity of education beyond high school, more and more are trying to make that education accessible by offering tuition-free community college. Tennessee led the way with Tennessee PromiseÂ â a last-dollar scholarship that covers the cost of community-college tuition and fees that arenât covered by Pell Grants,… READ MORE
Dr. Jeff Cox President of Wilkes Community College describes what NC community colleges face when launching new programs as a result of the current funding model which funds them in âarrearsâ.