Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Feb 21, 2017
New survey of community college students reveals financial insecurity, including rising housing, food, transportation and child care costs can keep them from completing. 

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
February 24, 2017 - 3:11am

Horrifying story of the College of New Rochelle, leadership by asking questions, summer Pell and more.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
February 22, 2017 - 9:20pm

Responses prompt new questions.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
February 21, 2017 - 3:42am

Inspired by Richard Rorty.

 

Archive

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.

April 22, 2016

Massachusetts is offering money to community college students who enroll full time, finish on time and transfer.

April 22, 2016

Taxpayers in California and San Francisco helped City College sort out its accreditation crisis and loss of a third of its students. But the new money runs dry soon, and faculty plan strike next week over brewing budget fight.

April 21, 2016

Businesses, nonprofits and communities are turning to private dollars for help in establishing free community college programs.

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