Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Feb 26, 2015
CUNY's accelerated degree program for community college students doubles graduation rates and is cost-effective, a study finds. And the model may be exported to three Ohio colleges.

Booklets

"The Debate on Free Tuition at Community Colleges" is a compilation of articles on an idea gaining traction among policy makers.

The compilation -- in print-on-demand format -- features articles on the program in Tennessee, other state plans and President Obama's proposal, and opinion pieces that critique and praise the concept.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here. And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Tuesday, March 17 at 3 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of Cengage Learning.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
February 25, 2015 - 10:07pm

It's time for free textbooks.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
February 24, 2015 - 3:43am

Who makes the decisions?

 

Archive

February 26, 2015

CUNY's accelerated degree program for community college students doubles graduation rates and is cost-effective, a study finds. And the model may be exported to three Ohio colleges.

February 19, 2015

Nicholas Strohl places the idea of free community college education in the context of earlier debates about higher education policy.

February 19, 2015

Gary S. May writes about why he thinks President Obama's plan for free community college could work and why he, as an engineering dean at a research university, backs it.

February 18, 2015

New America Foundation argues that regulations governing federal financial aid are keeping community college students from earning degrees faster.

February 17, 2015

Eight Washington State community colleges will offer an online, competency-based business degree, as emerging form of higher education wins fans -- and some critics -- in the state.

February 16, 2015

A new paper measuring the economic outcomes for students who drop out of community college programs finds that earnings vary based on the number of credits earned and courses taken. 

February 12, 2015

Community college leaders gather in Washington amid soaring rhetoric about their institutions. But will it translate into policies that benefit them?

February 11, 2015

Education Department official gives earlier release date for college ratings while talking about quest for quality data and how to capture multiple student goals and outcomes.

February 11, 2015

MLA report shows 6.7 percent drop in language enrollments after decades of growth.

February 2, 2015

Governor wants to allow community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees. He also seeks some state aid for two-year students, who have been frozen out of program since 2009.

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