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August 2021

CCCApply Abuses Linked to Student Aid Fraud

August 31, 2021

College Admissions and Financial Aid signAdmission application spam has long been a problem for the California Community Colleges, with scammers abusing the CCCApply online application system to illegally obtain student email addresses for financial gain.

Financial Aid Fraud by the Numbers

August 31, 2021

Diverse groups of students socialize on the grounds of MiraCosta College, 2005; photo courtesy of California Community Colleges Chancellor's OfficeWhile admission application fraud in the California Community Colleges is believed to be on the rise, the scope is difficult to define.

In part, this is because some colleges do not interact with the CCCApply spam filter, which relies on feedback to improve application fraud detection.

Butte College Ranked Among Best Community Colleges in U.S.

August 31, 2021

Diverse students on Butte College campus 2021, photo courtesy of California Community Colleges Chancellor's OfficeCommunity colleges are often seen as a less expensive alternative to public and private universities, especially when it comes to career training or earning general education credits before transferring to a four-year institution. Yet, individual campuses vary in quality and affordability.

Advocating for Systemwide Technology Adoption

August 31, 2021

Male student with laptop computer at San Joaquin Delta College, 2019; photo courtesy of California Community Colleges Chancellor's OfficeSharing success stories of colleges that have adopted our tools is one of the most powerful means of promoting the work we do here at the California Community Colleges Technology Center. In this, we are fortunate to have a distinguished partner to broadcast our efforts to college leadership and staff statewide.

Media Blitz Aims to Boost CCC Enrollment

August 31, 2021

California Community Colleges I Can Go to College websiteThe California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office has launched a statewide enrollment drive running through Labor Day to reach prospective students statewide, especially those in underserved communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

Slideshow: Summer 2021 Opens

August 31, 2021

Funny meme: Image of Mars terrain with words, "Nasa confirms that Mars has more water than California"In 2020 many of our annual summer activities had to be greatly modified, postponed, or completely cancelled altogether. Who knew at the time how long this pandemic would last?