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 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.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 23, 2016 - 3:30am

The many benefits of summer courses at community colleges.

 

 

Archive

August 2, 2013

A community college in Michigan offers "tuition amnesty" to collect some of what former students owe and to re-enroll them.

July 19, 2013

Community colleges use open-source, MOOC-style content as study guides for remedial courses, and some are choosing homegrown content over courses from MOOC providers.

July 10, 2013

A program is helping low-income students at seven community colleges discover new avenues of financial support, in hopes of increasing college completion.

July 8, 2013

City College of San Francisco's best hope of staying open is probably to appeal the death sentence from its accreditor, and the college may have longer than people realize to win a reprieve.

June 28, 2013

Ivy Tech, one of the nation's most acclaimed and centralized community college systems, contemplates wave of campus closures.

June 25, 2013

New federal designation for institutions that serve Asian-American and Pacific Islander students could significantly aid low-income students in those groups, a study finds --- but funding for those colleges lags.

June 21, 2013

With a wave of retirements looming, community college leadership pipeline needs urgent repairs, report finds.

June 17, 2013

Community colleges often require more than 60 credits for associate degrees, which could be a barrier to graduation for some students.

June 11, 2013

For many needy college students, finishing degrees starts with applying for food stamps or filling out a federal tax form.

June 5, 2013

New Florida law lets high school graduates decide for themselves -- no testing needed -- whether they are ready for college-level work.

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