Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Mar 22, 2017
Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.

Surveys

March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On March 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will present a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Sign up here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

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
March 22, 2017 - 9:05pm

Do reverse transfer agreements encourage students to leave early?

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 21, 2017 - 8:38pm

A question still relevant after 10 years.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 20, 2017 - 9:12pm

The pros and cons of letting students decide.

 

Archive

September 28, 2015

Community college students who take out small federal loans are more likely to default, new report finds, and most defaulters earned fewer than 15 credits and never made a payment on their debt.

September 25, 2015

An influential free community college program that helped shaped President Obama's two-year America's College Promise initiative is expanding from one semester to two.

September 23, 2015

Colleges with air traffic control programs lose students as result of changes in hiring preferences. Is federal agency ignoring need for higher education for those in a role that is essential to safety?

September 21, 2015

For college and university presidents who must deal with ever-growing challenges, Susan Resneck Pierce offers some advice.

September 17, 2015

Study finds first-time graduate school enrollment is up 3.5 percent, the biggest annual increase since the Great Recession.

September 15, 2015

NSF's Advanced Technological Education program, which helps community colleges train technicians and build ties to key industries, enjoys rare bipartisan support.

September 14, 2015

An American community college closer to Australia than the United States is wracked by typhoon.

September 9, 2015

The president formally unveils new advisory board to further push the efforts of America's College Promise plan that would make two years of community college free nationally.

September 2, 2015

As the hot higher education policy idea shifts from free community college to debt-free four-year degrees, advocates of two-year free initiatives aren't worried.

August 27, 2015

If history is a guide, two-year institutions will see their student numbers drop this fall as the labor market improves, writes Nate Johnson. We must work to improve the choices for low-income students.

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