Community College Challenge

from WNYC's The Takeaway

Community College Challenge

About The Challenge

Community colleges are key to growing our economy and expanding opportunity, but less than 1 in 5 students at community colleges today will earn a bachelor's degree.

The Takeaway's Community College Challenge puts a spotlight on the rich diversity of community colleges, the role they play in advancing opportunity, and the myriad challenges they and their students face.

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We have data on 1005 community colleges from across the country. See state averages and how they compare to other states by hovering. Click on a state to see the community colleges located there. Click on a yellow dot to see our in-depth coverage of that college.


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