Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Oct 09, 2015
In New York City, the health department and colleges are partnering to promote a birth control device as a way of encouraging students to graduate.


April 17, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of Community College Presidents explored the views of two-year-college leaders on a range of timely topics. The study was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, May 28, at 2 p.m. EDT, Inside Higher Ed editors will analyze the survey's findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. To register, please click here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of two-year-college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons and Jenzabar.


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 9, 2015 - 3:42am

A moment of silence, roles that matter, for-profits that become nonprofits and more.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 9, 2015 - 3:46am

A moment of silence, roles that matter, for-profits that stop being for-profits.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 7, 2015 - 3:39am

What can, or should, a department do when it knows one of its own isn’t getting it done?



September 17, 2012

After English department disappointed officials, administration said it would call off searches, send adjuncts "letters of non-reappointment," and tell students to take composition elsewhere. Now president says that was just a "worst-case scenario."

September 17, 2012

Mark Heinrich will be the seventh person in six years to take over the chancellorship of the Alabama Community College System, which has been reeling since scandal sparked a federal investigation in 2006.

September 12, 2012

North Carolina's community colleges go big on curriculum tweaks for green jobs training, showing what a strong system office can do.

September 10, 2012

Study shows that 45 percent of bachelor's degree recipients studied at two-year institutions first -- as many as three-quarters in some states.

September 6, 2012

Community colleges can do better despite the challenges they face, Joshua Wyner writes, citing leaders on graduation rates and student outcomes.

August 27, 2012

The alternative to community college for most students is typically no college, finds study that pushes back against "undermatching" warnings about two-year path.

August 21, 2012

Remediation isn't working, but it's not all that discouraging to students and might serve other purposes, a study finds -- such as helping colleges cope with overenrolled regular courses.

August 6, 2012

Kentucky's two-year colleges have added competency and self-paced elements to online offerings for working adults, proving "disruptive" approaches can work for, rather than against, colleges.

July 26, 2012

Western Governors U. pushes graduation even before students enroll by offering financial perks for associate degree holders and, at WGU Texas, through partnerships with community colleges.

July 24, 2012

Large numbers of students transfer to community colleges from four-year institutions, study finds. While most never return, the "reverse transfer" path can work for students.


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