Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Oct 18, 2016
Some educators see other factors besides a recovering economy as a reasons why their enrollments are low.


April 8, 2016 -- 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, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a free webinar. View the webinar.

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


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 26, 2016 - 9:28pm

Political chasms.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 25, 2016 - 10:20pm

Health insurance and contract negotiations in higher ed.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 24, 2016 - 9:57pm

When student and college differ on what constitutes success.



August 7, 2014

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

July 30, 2014

Community colleges ask Washington for help on a federal loan-default measure they say is snagging colleges where relatively few students borrow.

July 25, 2014

A leaked email shows a community college president's attempt to pressure a governor for $20 million in state funds -- even though the college had already finished the project for which the money was appropriated.


July 17, 2014

Declining enrollment in the post-recession period leaves community colleges with little room for error. A Virginia college found out the hard way.

June 17, 2014

Too many unprepared students are enrolling in community college, argues a new book, which takes on both open-access admissions policies and the "completion agenda."

June 9, 2014

After a mandatory assembly featured an unexpected presentation from The Vagina Monologues, seven faculty and staff members at a college filed complaints.

June 2, 2014

Efforts to reform remedial education that fail to address achievement gaps will perpetuate those gaps. John Squires and Angela Boatman propose a better way.

May 30, 2014

As the clock ticks down on City College of San Francisco, powerful politicians weigh in and threaten to shut down an accrediting commission.

May 23, 2014

New companies try to bridge disconnect between employers and community colleges, with job guarantees and digital badging as part of their pitches.

May 22, 2014

Congress gets praise for cutting a bipartisan deal to replace the primary federal job-training law, but proposed bill is not a major change.


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