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

March 26, 2015
Study reveals nearly half of 4-year college graduates have attended a 2-year institution within 10 years of their college career.
March 25, 2015
Grand Canyon University's chances of going private have dropped considerably, the Phoenix Business Journal reported based on an interview with the for-profit college's president. Brian Mueller told the Journal that there was less than a 50 percent chance of the publicly traded company going private or nonprofit. Shareholders refused to accept buyouts to convert the publicly traded company.
March 19, 2015
Kennedy-King College in Chicago increased completion rates by 50 percent in five years, earning a new Aspen Institute award for the community college, which enrolls mostly low-income and minority students.
March 17, 2015
Early participation numbers for Tennessee's free community college program show demand remains high, with students completing federal aid applications at record rates.
March 12, 2015
State officials' decision to completely cut funding for some community colleges is unprecedented.
March 9, 2015
Annual survey of community college students finds key gains for a key demographic.
March 6, 2015
More digital skills courses would help community colleges fill the middle-skill career gap, a report asserts.
March 4, 2015
Study reveals minimum SAT requirements that push students toward the two-year sector may hinder their success at earning four-year degrees.

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