Community Colleges

Community Colleges
A Black student with short hair in the stacks section of a library.
Sep 21, 2022
A new report details disparities in academic outcomes for Black community college students.
Oct 29, 2019
The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.


Student transfer is an increasing priority for officials at two- and four-year colleges alike, but they blame each other for flaws in the process. Experts want them to focus on the students' needs.


"Guiding Students to Success at Community Colleges" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

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February 4, 2022
Wick Sloane urges two-year-college leaders to turn up the pressure on Congress—and on themselves—to meet their students’ needs.
February 4, 2022
Community colleges, tribal colleges and minority-serving institutions that benefited from multimillion-dollar gifts from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott share how they plan to put the money to use.
February 1, 2022
A New York City church and a community college partner to create housing for homeless students.
February 1, 2022
Two new mapping projects aim to expand understanding of rural colleges and the challenges they face. One focuses on where rural college are located, the other on colleges serving rural populations.
January 4, 2022
A state law sought to cut back on remedial education at California Community Colleges, but many colleges still offer these courses. Consumer advocates say the classes keep students from earning degrees. Frustrated students agree.
December 6, 2021
Enrollment swelled at Spartanburg Community College this fall as students took advantage of a free tuition initiative. It was a stark contrast to ongoing enrollment declines at community colleges across the country.
November 29, 2021
A new report outlines the efforts of four community colleges to better support single mothers trying to earn degrees.
November 22, 2021
Disappointingly low student completion rates in the California Community Colleges system are prompting campus leaders to focus on retention efforts as they also try to stem enrollment declines.
November 22, 2021
A free college program for union members has boosted Eastern Gateway’s enrollment to nearly 47,000, but it has also raised questions about an outside company’s influence at the Ohio institution—including on academic matters.
November 16, 2021
Waubonsee Community College is launching a new initiative to boost the enrollment and graduation rates of Latinx students and adult learners.



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