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Community Colleges Finance

Community colleges constitute a major sector of postsecondary education in the United States, annually enrolling approximately 7 million students who study on a full-time or a part-time basis. This number accounts for approximately 44% of all college students. The topic of community college finances refers to the sources and uses of financial resources at community colleges, which are public institutions. They receive the largest share of their funding from government sources, including the state in which they are located, the federal government, and (in about half of the states) local governments. This contrasts with colleges and universities in the private sector, whether they are established to earn a profit or as not-for-profit institutions, which typically receive a smaller proportion of their funds from direct government ...

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