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 27, 2016 - 9:31pm

Transfer, censorship, school schedules and pumpkin carving.

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.


March 5, 2014

Ending late registration for courses may help more community college students get to graduation, but it also challenges deeply held views about student access, and can hurt enrollment levels.

March 4, 2014

While many liberal arts colleges love these intense periods for nontraditional study, Doane has decided that this year's was the last.

February 11, 2014

Replacing a required humanities course with a class based on the popular self-help book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has faculty up in arms at one community college.

February 7, 2014

In an unusual move for a community college, Wake Tech is offering some faculty traditional professor ranks -- and raises.

February 6, 2014

Politicians in three states want two years of tuition-free community college. Higher education experts welcome the attention, but worry about unintended consequences.

February 4, 2014

Drexel University takes its bachelor's degrees and faculty to three community college campuses, an unusual move for a private university.

February 3, 2014

Community college student success is more important than concern about "undermatching," writes Tom Bailey. And making a dent in that problem requires comprehensive reforms.

January 30, 2014

Asheville-Buncombe Tech and two other N.C. community colleges move fast to create new "stackable" degree tracks for the fast-growing craft beer industry.

January 20, 2014

Nicole Matos sees a mismatch between the jobs her community college students want and those currently available.

January 9, 2014

A multistate transfer agreement is based on proficiency rather than course credits, which might open the door further for models that do not rely on seat time.


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