Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Aug 24, 2018
Tennessee's tuition-free community college program is proving popular with adults. 
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

Archive

May 31, 2006
Community colleges urged to rethink how they find professors -- and how they structure search committees.
May 31, 2006
When it comes to endowments, most colleges don't tell students and alumni how they spend funds, survey finds.
May 30, 2006
Community colleges find that intense programs make a difference on retention and academic performance -- particularly for minority students.
May 22, 2006
Modest bonuses improve academic success for community college students with significant need, study finds.
May 9, 2006
TV station owned by Calif. 2-year college says fine for airing Martin Scorsese documentary could chill free speech.
May 5, 2006

For years, education experts have been saying that community colleges offer an underutilized path in higher education. States spend less money per student there and tuition is much lower. The institutions' emphasis on teaching and on recruiting low-income and minority students means that they reach and graduate many students overlooked by flagships or who can't afford them. While many efforts in recent years have tried to ease transfer from two- to four-year institutions, elite colleges haven't always been part of the equation.

May 4, 2006
First Latino chancellor of community college district resigns after 3 years -- amid disputes over what went wrong.
April 26, 2006
Officials want to upgrade "2+2" vocational programs to  more sophisticated collaborations between secondary and postsecondary ed.
April 25, 2006
Some community colleges believe that focus on retention sets bar too low -- and some long-accepted practices need rethinking.
April 24, 2006
Survey tracks concerns of presidents of community colleges.

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