Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Sep 25, 2019
The financially troubled two-year college district in the East Bay could face a state takeover unless it makes big changes to its management and communication.
Oct 16, 2019
The newest entity to try to close the skills gap for "working learners" will focus on curating community colleges' online offerings.

Surveys

April 11, 2019 -- Inside Higher Ed's Survey of Community College Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. A free copy of the survey report can downloaded free here.

Inside Higher Ed's editors will discuss the report's findings and themes in a free webcast on Tuesday, May 7. Register for the webcast here.

The survey was made possible in part by the financial support of Cengage Learning and Jenzabar.

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.

 

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 16, 2019 - 3:00am

Looking for an elegant solution.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 15, 2019 - 3:00am

A diversity strategy that relies on wealth.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 14, 2019 - 3:00am

Lessons from an informal survey.

Archive

March 13, 2018

Illinois community college sees results from encouraging faculty members to meet one-on-one with students to increase persistence, adding extra pressure on instructors to build relationships with their students.

February 23, 2018

Advocates for free college worry that residency, course-load and drug-testing requirements will keep the neediest students out of state programs.

February 22, 2018

A new survey shows graduates from Achieving the Dream colleges report higher percentages of financial and community well-being compared to other community college alumni.

February 13, 2018

Retention and graduation rates increase for community colleges that beef up or get creative with their student advising services.

February 12, 2018

New analysis says that students in certificate programs gain more economically from attending public institutions -- or no institution at all -- than for-profits.

February 9, 2018

When our wordsmith in chief says community colleges should become more vocational, he may not mean what he thinks he means. But he does have a point, writes Ryan Craig.

February 9, 2018

Transfer rates at North Carolina's Stanly Community College increased after the college made the simple grading change of no longer awarding D's.

February 5, 2018

With President Trump and others saying community colleges should focus only on vocational programs, some educators note the key role the institutions play in getting students on the road to bachelor's degrees.

February 2, 2018

President Trump wants to see community colleges change names and shift focus to more job training, which two-year college leaders say they already do.

January 23, 2018

A recent accreditation policy has many colleges -- particularly in rural areas -- struggling to find qualified instructors to teach popular dual-credit courses for high school students.

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