Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Nov 05, 2015
At Milwaukee Area Technical College, some students, faculty and community members feel the new, pro-business appointment process to the institution's board disenfranchises minorities.


April 17, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of Community College Presidents explored the views of two-year-college leaders on a range of timely topics. The study was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, May 28, Inside Higher Ed editors analyzed the survey's findings and answered readers' questions in a free webinar. To watch the webinar, please click here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of two-year-college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons and Jenzabar.


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
November 24, 2015 - 9:14pm

Much to be thankful for.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
November 23, 2015 - 9:05pm

Second chances.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
November 22, 2015 - 9:05pm

Stressful times for low-income students.



October 13, 2009
In proposed research center, for-profit college leaders seek ways to answer fundamental question: Do their institutions expand access or exploit students?
October 12, 2009
As community colleges begin national accountability project, Oregon experience shows that the numbers that lawmakers may want don’t always overlap with the ones educators need.
October 9, 2009
At national gathering of community college trustees, many search for answers -- and some colleges report strategies that may be working.
October 8, 2009
Study finds taxpayer-supported bond initiatives shift students from area proprietary institutions to community colleges, boosting enrollment at these already crowded public institutions.
October 8, 2009
Nearly a quarter of all Pell Grant funds now go to students at for-profit colleges. What does that mean for the students, and for higher education?
October 7, 2009
Years after assessment initiatives won favor at many four-year institutions, Gates and Lumina foundations fund effort to create universal system for two-year institutions to monitor and improve student success.
October 5, 2009

Throughout the last year, leaders of many four-year colleges have adopted the mantra that their institutions can "no longer be all things to all people." This has led to efforts to identify areas of strength, to carve out niches, and to drop programs best offered elsewhere.

October 5, 2009
In conference call with community college presidents, Obama administration officials offer support and praise -- and subtly seek backing for plan on restructuring financial aid programs.
September 28, 2009

The much anticipated premiere of “Community,” the NBC sitcom many community college faculty and administrators feared would damage the already less-than-desirable image of community colleges, is history. The first network comedy set on a community college campus and featuring a group of community college students had its debut on Thursday, September 17. It was a hit. Those who make a living by tracking TV viewership suggest that 7.7 million viewers tuned in to the comedy.

September 25, 2009
Washington, D.C., finally gets a community college of its own, after years of financial and political wrangling.


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