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Jeff Ebbing | SCC

Southeastern Community College has been a fixture in southeast Iowa for 100 years. The school is starting its second century with a program designed to help students stay in college.

PETER MEDLIN

Nearly half of Illinois high school grads who enroll full-time at a community college get placed in a developmental education course. That includes 70% of Black students and, of them, only 8% graduate compared to 26% of white students.

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During a visit to Champaign on Tuesday, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced the creation of two new manufacturing training academies in downstate Illinois.

A four-year degree is not the only option for students when they finish high school. But many choose community college in an effort to join the workforce sooner and save on tuition costs.

When Francisco Gamino arrived at Parkland College four years ago, he didn’t know how to balance work and find the time he needed to study.

Carl Sandburg College

Dr. Seamus Reilly became president of  Carl Sandburg College on July 1, 2018. He's spent time the past five months giving brief presentations at local government meetings to introduce himself and talk about possible collaborations. 

T.J. Carson

Carl Sandburg College is cautiously optimistic about where they may stand after Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget address.

Bustos Backs Community College Proposal

Jan 25, 2015
T.J. Carson

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) believes the proposed "America's College Promise" program could help keep down the cost of higher education.

Rich Egger

A couple community college presidents in western Illinois are generally supportive of a proposal from the White House.