Grace Chen

While Grace has lectured for a variety of higher education institutions, ranging from the Haas School of Business to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, she sincerely believes in the power of community colleges to help anyone maximize their academic and professional potential.

In a sharp contrast to other countries, where poor grades even in middle school thwart any chance of college admission, community colleges are uniquely American.  Everyone can have a second golden chance at securing a lucrative future, whether they are high school dropouts or honor students.  This beautiful, American opportunity is precisely why Grace is so passionate about community college and researching topics pertinent to this American phenomenon!
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Recent Articles
Simple Mistakes Cost Community College Students Millions
Simple Mistakes Cost Community College Students Millions
Are you receiving the full financial aid you should? The process of applying for financial aid can be both time-consuming and confusing, especially for first-time college students. Learn about common errors to avoid in order to maximize your financial aid opportunities.
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
Undeserved Community College Accreditation: Abuse of Power?
Complaints about the current system of accrediting community colleges, combined with the quickly changing scope of community college education and how it’s delivered, may soon necessitate changes in the way that community college programs are accredited.