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 26, 2017 - 9:15pm

A different kind of alert.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
February 24, 2017 - 3:11am

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.

 

Archive

April 16, 2014

Faculty at Bergen Community College vote no confidence in president, citing loss of key meetings, changes in planned tenure rules and a disputed interpretation of a "Game of Thrones" quote.

April 11, 2014

Josh Wyner's new book describes what community colleges do well, and what they can do better.

April 7, 2014

While rate of enrollment growth slows, it is still going up at two-year institutions, even as number of students overall declines at many institutions. MOOC skepticism is evident.

April 4, 2014

Should serving as the provost of a school that closed amid state investigations disqualify one to lead a community college?

 

March 24, 2014

Accreditor responds to Alamo Colleges professors' concerns about a new core curriculum course inspired by The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

March 19, 2014

Community college students who transfer to a four-year institution have good odds of earning a bachelor's degree, new research finds, unless they lose credits in the transfer process.

March 7, 2014

New Stanford programs aim to give computer science students a boost -- by adding arts and humanities.

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.

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