community colleges http://www.kplu.org en Improving Economy Means Lower Community College Enrollment http://www.kplu.org/post/improving-economy-means-lower-community-college-enrollment <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The improving employment picture in the Northwest isn't good news if you teach at a community college. Enrollment is dropping as more people head back to work. And that means there are fewer classes to teach.</span></p><p>Frank Goulard has taught math at Portland Community College for more than 30 years, so he knew what would happen when the economy started to tank five years ago.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:21:49 +0000 Chris Lehman 11419 at http://www.kplu.org Improving Economy Means Lower Community College Enrollment Could rising costs put community college out of reach? http://www.kplu.org/post/could-rising-costs-put-community-college-out-reach <p><em>&nbsp;It used to be if you can&#39;t go to a four year school, go to community college.&nbsp; Now, it&#39;s like what are you supposed to do if you can&#39;t go to community college?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>&nbsp; Daniel Jean Baptiste, South Seattle Community College student&nbsp; </em></p><p>Tuition will go up at the state&#39;s public two-year colleges by an average of 12 percent this fall.&nbsp; For a full-time student, tuition will go from $3,542 to $4,000--a 13 percent increase.</p><p>The State Board for Community and Technical Colleges voted on the increase to help offset $110 million in state cuts to the community and technical colleges.&nbsp;</p><p>Many students, already struggling to afford school, say it threatens to put higher education out of reach. Tue, 15 May 2012 20:20:16 +0000 Paula Wissel 5024 at http://www.kplu.org Could rising costs put community college out of reach? Should colleges ban smoking on campus? Many in NW think so http://www.kplu.org/post/should-colleges-ban-smoking-campus-many-nw-think-so <p>The ability to smoke a cigarette on college campuses is becoming a subject for the history books.</p><p>Several colleges in the Pacific Northwest have banned smoking &ndash; not only in and around buildings as required by law &ndash; but everywhere on school grounds.</p><p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 23:21:17 +0000 Charla Bear 3236 at http://www.kplu.org Should colleges ban smoking on campus? Many in NW think so