Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 17, 2018
A two-year college in Ohio will award students a free second year of tuition if they successfully finish their first year while completing at least 30 credit hours.
May 09, 2018
The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

Surveys

The role of the community college president is evolving as two-year leaders say they're facing financial, enrollment and completion challenges in Inside Higher Ed's fourth annual survey.

Booklets

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 22, 2018 - 2:50am

New variation on a bad idea to remake higher ed.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 20, 2018 - 8:11pm

The value of faculty spaces.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 18, 2018 - 2:00am

Writers and thinkers and their impact.

Archive

August 26, 2015

Tennessee is enrolling far more community college students than had been expected in program that is model for Obama proposal.

August 13, 2015

Michigan's community colleges have found success in tapping an unusual funding mechanism to partner with local employers to train new employees.

August 12, 2015

Wisconsin legislators ponder merging state's two-year college systems. Some faculty are concerned a merger would threaten the systems' different missions and damage general education.

July 30, 2015

Temecula didn't have a public university, so CSU San Marcos and Mt. San Jacinto College made the trip to create a joint degree track with some novel features.

July 23, 2015

English professors at a Michigan community college now spend four hours a week with students during an introductory composition course. Their president wants to cut that time to three hours for some students, and faculty members object.

July 20, 2015

California is investing money in expanding aid programs that benefit its community college students, which could be a sign that free two-year college is a possibility.

July 13, 2015

After criticism from some black college leaders, the legislation for Obama's free community college proposal includes a new grant program aimed at HBCUs and minority-serving institutions.

July 9, 2015

Obama's plan lives on, with newly proposed federal legislation. But the real action is happening in states and cities, most notably with Oregon following Tennessee's lead with a statewide version.

June 29, 2015

Indiana's Ivy Tech Community College is working to hold onto federal workforce development dollars as the state now uses graduation rates as an accountability measure, which the college feels is unfair.

June 25, 2015

More students at Florida's two-year colleges are failing college-level courses in the aftermath of a new state law that allows them to skip remediation.

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