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ERIC Number: ED559260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 45
Abstractor: ERIC
Community Colleges in the South: Strengthening Readiness and Pathways. The Report of the SREB Community College Commission
Blanco, Cheryl; Spence, Dave
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Community colleges are vital to the states and the nation. The importance of community colleges as providers of postsecondary education and training is well documented. Fulfilling both economic and social roles, these institutions have successfully created new markets and empowered new populations through educational opportunity. This report presented by the SREB Community College Commission offers 21 recommendations for states and community colleges. It presents findings on readiness--including placement and math standards--and on structurally guided pathways to help students clearly see entry, exit and re-entry points to continue their education. The recommendations also ask states to commit increased funding and to hold community colleges accountable for improving student services and completion. The goal is to increase college access and success so that more students can earn postsecondary credentials and enter careers in demand in their communities. (For the Executive Summary, see ED559261.)
Southern Regional Education Board. 592 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318-5790. Tel: 404-875-9211; Fax: 404-872-1477; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board