Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jan 12, 2017
City College of San Francisco is struggling with money woes, dwindling enrollment and a long-running accreditation crisis, but many in the state say the college is changing for the better.

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
January 18, 2017 - 3:30am

“I need this class to stay on my parents’ health insurance.”

Confessions of a Community College Dean
January 16, 2017 - 9:10pm

A potential breakthrough, courtesy of Rhode Island's governor.

Archive

July 11, 2016

Statewide budget deadlock continues to force some community colleges to cut or raise tuition, despite a recent short-term deal.

July 6, 2016

New formula in Washington State incentivizes community and technical college courses linked to industry demands, which may harm liberal arts-related fields of study.

July 1, 2016

Recent presidential turnover is one issue hanging over the college.

June 27, 2016

Oregon's free community college program begins this fall, but several two-year-college leaders in the state say the grant program is underfunded and too exclusive.

June 23, 2016

A prominent book championing the pathways approach to student completion at community colleges understates the deep resistance and possible unintended consequences such a restructuring could trigger, writes Mike Rose.

June 20, 2016

Kentucky governor's dismissal of most trustees and the president's resignation, designed to end university's governance logjam, could create a new set of problems.

June 14, 2016

A common complaint from community college students is that they face barriers when seeking to transfer to four-year institutions, including subpar advising, write Alison Kadlec and Elizabeth Ganga.

June 7, 2016

Louisiana and other states are closer to reaching college completion goals as their emphasis shifts to more certificates in addition to degrees.

June 6, 2016

Florida A&M president's future hangs in the balance as she tries to plot a path forward in performance-funded state -- amid reports some trustees want to remove her.

June 6, 2016

New report on transfer of struggling students from universities to community colleges finds students benefit from moving in nontraditional direction.

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