Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Sep 20, 2018
Going beyond placement exams allows more community college students to take and pass gateway math and English courses, but some worry about students who need remediation.
May 09, 2018
The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

Surveys

April 27, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2018 Survey of Community College Presidents was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Download a free copy of the survey report here.

On May 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a webcast to discuss the survey’s results. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of community college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Jenzabar and McGraw-Hill Education.

Booklets

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 23, 2018 - 9:22pm

Grades vs. test scores.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 21, 2018 - 3:00am

Haves and have-nots.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 20, 2018 - 1:17am

What if we applied the blended format to learning communities?

Archive

February 12, 2018

New analysis says that students in certificate programs gain more economically from attending public institutions -- or no institution at all -- than for-profits.

February 9, 2018

When our wordsmith in chief says community colleges should become more vocational, he may not mean what he thinks he means. But he does have a point, writes Ryan Craig.

February 9, 2018

Transfer rates at North Carolina's Stanly Community College increased after the college made the simple grading change of no longer awarding D's.

February 5, 2018

With President Trump and others saying community colleges should focus only on vocational programs, some educators note the key role the institutions play in getting students on the road to bachelor's degrees.

February 2, 2018

President Trump wants to see community colleges change names and shift focus to more job training, which two-year college leaders say they already do.

January 23, 2018

A recent accreditation policy has many colleges -- particularly in rural areas -- struggling to find qualified instructors to teach popular dual-credit courses for high school students.

January 16, 2018

While policy makers push vocational education as an alternative to the bachelor’s degree, Utah Valley University does both as a dual-role community college and university that enrolls 37,000 students.

January 12, 2018

Despite enthusiasm for four-year degrees offered by California community colleges, a state report calls for more time before expanding the programs.

January 9, 2018

Despite tackling college access head-on, challenges remain in Tennessee as the state grapples with decreasing adult student enrollment and an achievement gap for African-American students.

January 2, 2018

Proposed requirements for occupational therapists to have more advanced degrees to work in the field could cause problems for community colleges.

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