Tuition Increase: Interview with Administration

By Rory Elliott|February 19, 2019

  Community College Students of Oregon are likely facing a massive statewide raise in tuition. According to PCC’s administration, students can expect a minimum of 6% rise in costs per credit. As of now, a credit per term costs around

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Tuition is Increasing & Everyone Should Be Worried

By Katie San Roman|January 23, 2019

In early December, President Mark Mitsui sent out an email notifying how Governor Kate Brown’s proposed (or lack of depending how you look at it) budget plan and how this would affect all seventeen community colleges in Oregon, as community

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Dual-Enrollment Advice for PCC Students

By Mountain.Barber|May 15, 2017

Most students attending PCC for a four-year degree prefer to transfer entirely away to their new school, but sometimes circumstances call for students to dual-enroll at PCC and another school, like myself. It’s definitely more difficult than attending a single

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Louisiana Keeps Free Tuition Program.

By Bridge Staff|June 25, 2015

Community College Daily reported that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed a bill  that would have trimmed away some of the benefits of the state’s free college tuition program.  The program will cost the state $265 million dollars next year, but

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Education and Student Debt

By Dakotah James|June 5, 2015

Students in 2015 don’t want to have to pay for their tuition. If a child does not need to pay for their grade schooling, neither should a college student have to pay for college. As a nation we recognize the

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President Obama's "Free Community College" plan.

By Michael McPherson|May 12, 2015

In January 2015, President Barack Obama gave hope to many American students who want to attend college, but are facing financial obstacles that prevent them from following their dreams. According to his statements, community college should be free for everyone

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Free Community College for Illinois Students

By Bridge Staff|April 1, 2015

Community College Today reported that Harper College, a 2-year school in suburban Chicago recently announced a program to provide 2-years of free tuition to incoming students who graduated from High School on time, maintained a C average, and perform community

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Arizona cuts ALL funding for its largest Community Colleges

By Bridge Staff|March 13, 2015

“Inside Higher Education”, an online newspaper of Higher Education, reported Thursday that the state legislature and governor Doug Ducey have cut all state funding for the Maricopa and Pima Community College districts.  These are big districts, bigger than PCC. (Maricopa

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Oregon Community Colleges Graduation Rate near the Bottom

By Bridge Staff|February 27, 2015

Tony Greiner, Faculty Advisor, The Bridge. Oregon’s Community Colleges lag behind the national average in the percentage of students who go on to get either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Nationally, 39% of Community College students who have the goal

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Scholarships: All-USA Community College Academic Team

By Samantha Saxby|November 19, 2014

The All-USA Community College Academic Team recognizes high achieving two-year college students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends their education beyond the classroom to benefit society. Twenty team members are named annually

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PCC Near the top in Degrees

By Bridge Staff|August 25, 2014

Community College Week, a national trade publication for two-year colleges, ranked Portland Community College No. 5 in the nation in awarding associate’s degrees among two-year schools. The ranking is part of the publication’s annual Top 100 Associate Degree Producers Special

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Ferguson MO Community College an Oasis

By Bridge Staff|August 25, 2014

Inside Higher Education ran a story August 21 about the Florissant campus of St. Louis Community College, which serves the troubled town of Ferguson. It has avoided the problems faced by the rest of the city, “perhaps because, as one graduate

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Want a four-year degree? Get a Community College AA first.

By Bridge Staff|December 12, 2012

The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center recently released a report on Community College students that transfer to a four-year school. According to an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education,  a newspaper about higher education, 71% of  students who earned

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