Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jan 10, 2019
New report says federal agencies should improve public awareness of food assistance programs to help combat hunger among college students.
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
January 16, 2019 - 3:12am

When aid packages don't add up.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
January 15, 2019 - 3:11am

Tressie McMillan Cottom's new book.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
January 14, 2019 - 3:02am

Understanding New Jersey.

Archive

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.
April 18, 2006
Calif. community college district is using bonds to provide retiree benefits -- and to free up money for current faculty members.
March 29, 2006
A troubled California community college, on the verge of losing its accreditation, could be saved by a friend.
March 8, 2006
Popular professor at Harrisburg Area Community College suspended after report he used the f-word in class.
March 6, 2006
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and 8 colleges unveil plan to assist low-income students at 2-year institutions.
February 27, 2006
Foundation unveils different approach to grouping colleges -- but don't look for who is No. 1.

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