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ERIC Number: ED509579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
Educating Plus 50 Learners: Opportunities for Community Colleges. Executive Summary: State of Community College Plus 50 Programs Nationwide
American Association of Community Colleges (NJ1)
The Atlantic Philanthropies has recognized both the great societal need for programs that serve older Americans and the important role that community colleges can play in meeting this need. Consequently, The Atlantic Philanthropies provided funding for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) to conceive and implement the Plus 50 Initiative, a three-year project designed to build and support model programs for plus 50 students at 15 community colleges. As part of this initiative, AACC commissioned a survey of all 1,177 community colleges in the United States. The sample includes data from 204 unique colleges that are generally representative of community colleges in size, region of the country, urban/rural locales, and percentage of enrollment comprising the 50-64 and 65+ age groups. The survey asked colleges to report on their existing and planned programming for plus 50 students. This executive summary provides a snapshot of the survey results. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges
Identifiers - Location: United States