Ashley A. Smith

Ashley A. Smith, Reporter, covers community colleges, for-profit schools and non-traditional students for Inside Higher Ed. She joined the publication in 2015 after covering government and K-12 education for the Fort Myers News-Press in Florida for three years. Ashley also covered K-12 and higher education for three years at the Marshfield News-Herald in Wisconsin. She has interned with The Flint Journal, USA Today and the Detroit Free Press. Ashley grew up in Detroit and is a 2008 graduate of Michigan State University. 

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Most Recent Articles

October 24, 2018
Colleges are hoping a new initiative will help them encourage former students who stopped out to return and complete their degrees.
October 24, 2018
A survey released today by the Association of Community College Trustees examines the backgrounds of two-year college trustees and details what they say are challenges for their institutions.
October 23, 2018
A paper released last month by researchers at Stanford University, Cornell University and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that students have worse job outcomes and increased risk of defaulting on student loans when they attend for-profit institutions.
October 22, 2018
City's consumer affairs agency's unusual lawsuit accuses Berkeley College of improper recruiting and lending practices.
October 16, 2018
Some community colleges have found innovative partnerships with their public housing authorities may help combat student homelessness.
October 12, 2018
Colleges worry the federal student aid verification process singles out more low-income students and may be stopping them from receiving grants.
October 3, 2018
A growing number of colleges are trying to help poor students meet their basic needs and remove barriers that keep them from graduating.
October 3, 2018
EAB, a research and technology services company, launched new software today that make it easier for college students to determine which of their courses will transfer.
October 1, 2018
Peralta Community Colleges find themselves in a catch-22 as they allege financial mismanagement by administrators and campaign for more public funding for the system.
September 27, 2018
New report highlights the different methods and ways community colleges offer first-year experience programs to students.

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