Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Oct 09, 2015
In New York City, the health department and colleges are partnering to promote a birth control device as a way of encouraging students to graduate.


April 17, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of Community College Presidents explored the views of two-year-college leaders on a range of timely topics. The study was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, May 28, at 2 p.m. EDT, Inside Higher Ed editors will analyze the survey's findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. To register, please click here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of two-year-college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons and Jenzabar.


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.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 9, 2015 - 3:42am

A moment of silence, roles that matter, for-profits that become nonprofits and more.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 9, 2015 - 3:46am

A moment of silence, roles that matter, for-profits that stop being for-profits.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 7, 2015 - 3:39am

What can, or should, a department do when it knows one of its own isn’t getting it done?



November 15, 2013

Most community college students take a break from college on the way to earning a four-year degree, but few make it there if they "stop out" more than once.

November 8, 2013

Survey finds far fewer state systems experienced midyear cuts this year than last. But serious finance and capacity issues remain.

November 6, 2013

Two senators and the nonprofit Opportunity Nation want federal job training programs to be more efficient and performance-based, while also seeing expanded role for community colleges.

October 29, 2013

Wick Sloane teaches community college students to write essays to transfer to universities. To set an example of "show, don't tell," he surveys the scene at a World Series game.

October 25, 2013

Community college students still can't get need-based aid from the state, while students at for-profits and other institutions are once again eligible.

October 24, 2013

City College of San Francisco scrambles to make hundreds of accreditor-ordered fixes while lawsuits fly and the feds crack down on the college's accreditor.

October 17, 2013

Community colleges are trying proven completion strategies, but typically with only a limited number of students.

October 15, 2013

New student success centers take the completion agenda to the states, with a faculty-driven feel. More could be on the way. 

October 14, 2013

A community college administrator says that -- despite all the talk nationally about a focus on completion -- many institutions are still defined by access policies that doom students to failure.

October 11, 2013

A year after big protests over the idea, a new California law will allow several community colleges to charge more for overbooked courses.



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