Community College http://kplu.org en Ebbing community college enrollment a promising sign for economy in NW http://kplu.org/post/ebbing-community-college-enrollment-promising-sign-economy-nw The latest community college enrollment numbers may hold a clue to what’s happening in the Northwest’s economy. Some two-year institutions in the region are seeing the first decline in class registration since the recession.<p>At the bookstore at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, the piles of textbooks students buy are kind of like a bar graph for the local unemployment rate.<p>And during the recession those stacks got pretty high as laid off workers streamed in seeking retraining. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:24:44 +0000 6229 at http://kplu.org Ebbing community college enrollment a promising sign for economy in NW Some 2-year degrees trump bachelor's degrees for jobs, income http://kplu.org/post/some-2-year-degrees-trump-bachelors-degrees-jobs-income <p>We&#39;ve heard a lot of stories lately about the struggles of young, unemployed people with college degrees. A Washington State agency says the reason for that is a lot of students are choosing the wrong majors for this economy.</p><p>If they spent less time and money on school, they might have an easier time getting a job and make more money, at least in the short term.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 23:53:15 +0000 Charla Bear 3655 at http://kplu.org Some 2-year degrees trump bachelor's degrees for jobs, income College students more likely to fail online http://kplu.org/post/college-students-more-likely-fail-online <p>College students in Washington are less likely to &ldquo;make the grade&rdquo; if they take courses online. A new study found that students have a greater chance of not only bombing classes if they take them remotely but of dropping out completely.</p><p>Yet, students and educators say distance learning isn&rsquo;t failing.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:01:10 +0000 Charla Bear 2161 at http://kplu.org College students more likely to fail online Tuition for community colleges going up 12 percent http://kplu.org/post/tuition-community-colleges-going-12-percent <p>The Washington State Board for Community and Technical colleges voted Thursday to raise tuition by an average of 12 percent next year. That&#39;s the maximum the Legislature allowed in the state budget.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jun 2011 15:36:38 +0000 The Associated Press 1947 at http://kplu.org Tuition for community colleges going up 12 percent