Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Feb 21, 2017
New survey of community college students reveals financial insecurity, including rising housing, food, transportation and child care costs can keep them from completing. 

Surveys

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.

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
February 23, 2017 - 9:45pm

Horrifying story of the College of New Rochelle, leadership by asking questions, summer Pell and more.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
February 22, 2017 - 9:20pm

Responses prompt new questions.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
February 21, 2017 - 3:42am

Inspired by Richard Rorty.

 

Archive

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.

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.

 

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