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 24, 2016 - 9:57pm

When student and college differ on what constitutes success.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 23, 2016 - 9:42pm

When good intentions aren't enough and student success is at risk.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 13, 2016 - 3:30am

Guided pathways with multiple destinations.



June 1, 2016

President leaves suddenly, after outsourcing deals that didn't work, enrollment declines and presidential house renovation that struck many as over the top. Then there was the olive jar.

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.

May 23, 2016

State has changed its formula to impose deepest reductions on universities that receive more outside support.

May 20, 2016

A spate of resignations and terminations among community college presidents provokes worries about a shortage of qualified candidates to fill these positions.

May 17, 2016

Community college experts team up to develop a guide to help colleges and universities build success transfer pathways and increase bachelor's completion.

May 11, 2016

Professors at Syracuse University fight a plan that they say reflects the wrong priorities at a time of staff buyouts.

May 9, 2016

U of Maine used tuition-matching campaign to force its way into conversation with other Northeastern flagships. Move boosted freshman commitments, but none of the targeted campuses are admitting to losing applicants.

May 5, 2016

The nearly shuttered college did not hit its May 1 goal for admissions, but leaders hope to snag more students during the summer melt period in the rebuilding effort.

April 29, 2016

A planned scholarship to provide students in Kentucky with free tuition for the first two years is put on ice for a year by the state's governor.

April 25, 2016

As Arizona institutions continue to struggle with deep cuts to state funding, some wonder why on-campus 'freedom centers' funded by the Charles Koch Foundation could get $5 million grant.


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