Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jun 27, 2018
Many community college students with high grade point averages aren't transferring to four-year institutions, new research finds, a fact some of the nation's most selective universities want to change.
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
July 15, 2018 - 7:58pm

A beloved instructor.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 12, 2018 - 3:12am

Can a college get better and smaller at the same time?

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 12, 2018 - 9:52pm

Important analysis, and blind spots.

Archive

May 2, 2018

Despite filing federal applications and being eligible for aid, many low-income students in California are going without millions of dollars in Pell Grants.

May 1, 2018

Facing increasing student loan default rates, Indiana's community college system has focused on helping students with their financial literacy.

April 30, 2018

If community colleges are going to close achievement gaps, they need to better accommodate part-time students, report says.

April 20, 2018

The state expands tuition-free scholarship beyond traditional-age students -- as other states follow suit -- and gets a larger than anticipated response from adult workers.

April 19, 2018

Holding tuition flat since 2012-13 has raised the land-grant university’s profile and helped it grow, but it is fueling competition for resources by academic departments -- and Purdue is still working to enroll more students from Indiana.

April 17, 2018

A community college's ban of a former adjunct turned city councilman prevents city meetings on campus.

April 13, 2018

Community colleges typically enroll a broad range of students, but many are doubling down on efforts to promote diversity and inclusion even as they face resistance -- sometimes from within their own ranks.

April 12, 2018

Survey findings suggest one in five college students pours extra financial aid dollars into trendy yet risky investments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

April 10, 2018

City Colleges of Chicago looks to create fairer tuition system by decreasing the rate for part-time students, but some worry the changes could weaken an incentive to go full-time.

April 2, 2018

Historically black technical college in South Carolina may close due to sharp enrollment drops, raising questions about whether it receives adequate support and concerns about the hole it might leave.

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