Community college facts

Want to learn about the students you’d be teaching at community colleges?  Average age?  Background?  Why they’re in college?  How long it takes them to graduate?  How many take developmental courses?  The Community College Research Center at Columbia has tons of information to help you get a sense of what the students in the sector are like.  But don’t take their word for it.  Visit a campus yourself, maybe take on a course, and learn what a rewarding experience it is to work with the students at a community college.
Every fall in New England, at Teaching at Teaching-Intensive Institutions, we introduce attendees to the ins and outs of careers at community colleges, regional public universities, and teaching-focused private colleges.  For highlights of past events, scroll back in the blog.  We post lots of good information about teaching first-generation college students and other topics related to teaching-intensive colleges.  Send us your reflections and links, too.  We love to share.


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