Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Oct 16, 2018
Some community colleges have found innovative partnerships with their public housing authorities may help combat student homelessness.
May 09, 2018
The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

Surveys

April 27, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2018 Survey of Community College Presidents was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Download a free copy of the survey report here.

On May 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a webcast to discuss the survey’s results. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of community college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Jenzabar and McGraw-Hill Education.

Booklets

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 16, 2018 - 3:02am

Academic titles that make sense only in academe.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 15, 2018 - 3:05am

A true story.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 12, 2018 - 3:02am

Flexible scheduling; an important book; FAFSA.

Archive

September 15, 2017

Accreditor’s rejection of Scottsdale Community College’s proposed expansion suggests that consistency and mandated faculty training could become a focus for quality control in online learning.

September 14, 2017

Three reports highlight different ways that changing colleges is difficult. Bottom line (in one expert’s words): transferring students are “abused.”

September 14, 2017

Is there a better way to use data to increase completion rates and student success at community colleges?

September 6, 2017

An increasing number of minority students are pursuing associate degrees in humanities and liberal arts at community colleges.

August 23, 2017

A handful of religious universities are now offering two-year degrees, with a goal of work-force development and serving more low-income students.

August 16, 2017

Community colleges stress their role in providing work-force opportunities amid doubts from some working-class people that college won't benefit them or their children.

August 10, 2017

Some critics argue colleges aren’t doing enough to help working-class men earn certificates, but one Arkansas community college has found success in short-term programs. Is federal policy keeping up?

August 8, 2017

In the push to expand “earn-while-you-learn” programs, what lessons can the U.S. take from approaches in Germany and Switzerland?

August 4, 2017

California’s public colleges are partnering more with foundations to achieve completion goals, and while resistance among faculty members remains, the previously rocky relationship appears to have improved.

August 1, 2017

New study finds 13 percent of community college students lack the food and nutrition they need.

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