Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 26, 2016
More community colleges are moving away from relying on placement exams alone to figure out whether incoming students need remediation, but establishing a substitute system can be tricky.

Surveys

Inside Higher Ed's second Survey of Community College Presidents finds them divided over whether free two-year programs will be adopted in their states and worried about the direction of debt-free-college conversations.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with Gallup. Download a copy of the report.

On Wednesday, May 4 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will analyze the findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. Register for the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of community college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons, Jenzabar and rSmart.

Booklets

The Quest for Student Success at Community Colleges is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of articles.

As with other such print-on-demand booklets, the compilation groups together pieces that explore different strategies used by faculty members and institutions -- and efforts to track their success.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Wednesday, March 25, at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.

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

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 30, 2016 - 9:49pm

How community colleges can build support.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 26, 2016 - 9:31pm

Community colleges as relevant to all.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 24, 2016 - 9:14pm

Wrong problem. Wrong solution.

 

Archive

November 18, 2014

More students enrolled in college when the recession began, new data from the National Student Clearinghouse show, but a smaller percentage graduated within six years.

November 14, 2014

Bachelor's degrees earned at community colleges are often a ticket to the middle class, writes Mark Schneider, and they can outperform similar degrees from universities.

October 22, 2014

Community colleges gain traction in push to reinstate federal aid for students without a high school diploma, less so for bringing back "summer Pell."

October 16, 2014

Momentum and criticism build for tuition-free community college plans, but even some skeptics say scholarships in Tennessee and Chicago could bring in more low-income students.

October 13, 2014

Eliminating community college tuition sounds great, but Robert Kelchen questions who really benefits.

September 29, 2014

Southern Methodist University and a Dallas community college differ on price, writes Preston Hutcherson, an SMU student, but they share a special ingredient for academic success.

September 18, 2014

Research has shown community colleges how to improve graduation rates and create clearer pathways for students, but too few colleges have gone big with those strategies.

August 26, 2014

Tennessee's Republican governor, Bill Haslam, is big on accountability in higher education -- and he backs it up with state funding. He also staked his legacy to making community college tuition-free.

 

August 20, 2014

Moving along the community college to four-year university pipeline is the most likely to lead to successful credit transfers in higher education, a new federal study finds.

August 7, 2014

Louisiana's two-year colleges get the backing of business -- and more state funding -- thanks to workforce focus and program cuts.

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