Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Feb 12, 2019
A new survey finds they believe too much work and too little money keep them from graduating. But they also cite problems with online education and parking.
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
February 18, 2019 - 10:14pm

So much work to do.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
February 18, 2019 - 3:02am

Important lessons.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
February 14, 2019 - 3:12am

Florida's big move away from remedial education.

 

Archive

July 11, 2006
Education Department to create national R&D center on postsecondary education, with a focus on community colleges.
July 5, 2006
Change in Florida law wipes out community college tuition and fees for qualified students.
June 29, 2006

The message was simple: The campus culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill limits access to community college students.

The messenger might have taken some by surprise: It was Steve Farmer, UNC’s own assistant provost and director of undergraduate admissions. Farmer addressed a group gathered Wednesday for the opener of a two-day meeting entitled “A Fresh Look at Equity at Selective Colleges and Universities: Expanding Access for Low-Income Community College Transfers.”

June 23, 2006
In Chicago, Roosevelt U. will help prepare faculty for community colleges, which will in turn provide students for the university.
June 22, 2006
Daytona Beach Community College is tying faculty and staff salaries to enrollment.
June 22, 2006

Community college graduation rates are low -- in some cases abysmally so. And as the push grows to hold colleges accountable for their students’ academic success, some leaders of two-year institutions have expressed concern that the low completion rates could make the colleges appear ineffective.

But a study released Wednesday by the Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics offers some evidence to back up the argument of some community college officials that the institutions do pretty well with those who actually want to earn a degree.

June 20, 2006

Heading into the summer term at Los Angeles Mission College, officials prepared for a potential influx of students by adding 13 for-credit sections to the schedule.

About a week into classes, the college is instead in subtraction mode, having already cancelled many of the sections with the realization that students are staying away from campus in droves.

June 19, 2006
Study documents the increasing difficulty of transferring to elite private institutions from community colleges.
June 8, 2006
Professors at Pasadena City College rally behind colleague who lost job protection after bipolar breakdown.
June 7, 2006
Voters approve hundreds of millions of dollars in projects at community colleges -- and reject measures in several districts.

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