Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Oct 18, 2016
Some educators see other factors besides a recovering economy as a reasons why their enrollments are low.


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.


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
October 27, 2016 - 9:31pm

Transfer, censorship, school schedules and pumpkin carving.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 26, 2016 - 9:28pm

Political chasms.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 25, 2016 - 10:20pm

Health insurance and contract negotiations in higher ed.


March 9, 2010
Gates and Hewlett Foundations move to expand successful program for changing community college experience for at-risk students -- with hopes of even broader expansion down the road.
March 9, 2010
Florida's Edison State College plans to create a private university to meet the needs of graduates who, its leaders say, are not being served by local four-year institutions.
March 4, 2010

Peter P. Smith's career in and out of higher education has not followed the straight and narrow.

Amid forays into politics (as a member of Congress and lieutenant governor of Vermont) and international affairs (at UNESCO), Smith has been a higher education innovator, helping to found the statewide Community College of Vermont in 1970 and serving for 10 years as founding president of California State University's Monterey Bay campus, beginning in 1995.

March 3, 2010

Community college leaders eyeing institutional expansion have found a silver lining to the depressed real estate market. Though dwindling state appropriations have halted new construction on many campuses, burgeoning student enrollments have inspired some college officials to buy dilapidated storefronts and acquire public property for development.

February 26, 2010
Tennessee bill would make state government officials without advanced degrees eligible for leadership positions at public colleges and universities.
February 25, 2010
As anti-tax sentiment simmers, community college officials worry that emerging groups will threaten their funding.
February 22, 2010
New service pairs community college students who wish to continue their education with interested four-year institutions.
February 18, 2010
Sensing opportunity, more private institutions court community college transfer students.
February 10, 2010
Michigan's Jackson Community College thinks its black male students may be their own best motivators.
February 4, 2010
Hatched amid public conflict between board and employees, plan to redesign large Arizona community college district aims to heal institutional wounds.


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