Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Dec 06, 2021
Enrollment swelled at Spartanburg Community College this fall as students took advantage of a free tuition initiative. It was a stark contrast to ongoing enrollment declines at community colleges across the country.
Oct 29, 2019
The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.

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Student transfer is an increasing priority for officials at two- and four-year colleges alike, but they blame each other for flaws in the process. Experts want them to focus on the students' needs.

Booklets

"Guiding Students to Success at Community Colleges" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

A copy of the booklet is available for download here, free.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

This compilation was made possible in part by the support of Ellucian.

 

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December 6, 2021

Enrollment swelled at Spartanburg Community College this fall as students took advantage of a free tuition initiative. It was a stark contrast to ongoing enrollment declines at community colleges across the country.

November 29, 2021

A new report outlines the efforts of four community colleges to better support single mothers trying to earn degrees.

November 22, 2021

A free college program for union members has boosted Eastern Gateway’s enrollment to nearly 47,000, but it has also raised questions about an outside company’s influence at the Ohio institution—including on academic matters.

November 22, 2021

Disappointingly low student completion rates in the California Community Colleges system are prompting campus leaders to focus on retention efforts as they also try to stem enrollment declines.

November 16, 2021

Waubonsee Community College is launching a new initiative to boost the enrollment and graduation rates of Latinx students and adult learners.

November 15, 2021

A team of students is producing a podcast that seeks to undercut the stigma of attending a community college while answering the larger question of what it means for a college to be considered a “good school.”

November 12, 2021

Eastern Gateway Community College offered free courses to union members, and enrollment skyrocketed. But the institution’s accreditor put the college on probation, saying the rapid growth hurt the education offered.

November 9, 2021

Long Beach City College created designated parking on campus where unhoused students can sleep safely in their cars overnight. Some observers worry the plan is shortsighted and sends the wrong message.

November 4, 2021

Higher education’s response to the pandemic has spurred four long-lasting positive changes on community college and other campuses, writes Michael A. Baston.

October 26, 2021

A community college newspaper, which served as a pipeline to media jobs for students, struggles amid a pandemic and enrollment declines.

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October 29, 2019

The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.

October 16, 2019

The newest entity to try to close the skills gap for "working learners" will focus on curating community colleges' online offerings.

June 26, 2019

Ohio's Eastern Gateway Community College draws scrutiny from lawmakers for working with an OPM to rapidly grow online enrollment of out-of-state students.

February 27, 2019

The conference on community college transformation features discussions of bringing about systemic change, the promise of open education and the right and wrong ways to get faculty buy-in.

May 9, 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.

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