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 23, 2016 - 9:42pm

When good intentions aren't enough and student success is at risk.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 13, 2016 - 8:19pm

A math parable, a football game that shouldn't have been played, Electoral College scenarios,

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 13, 2016 - 3:30am

Guided pathways with multiple destinations.



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 25, 2009
Washington, D.C., finally gets a community college of its own, after years of financial and political wrangling.
September 24, 2009
Survey of state directors of community college systems finds many experienced midyear state budget cuts last year and expect another round of such cuts in 2010.


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