Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jun 25, 2015
More students at Florida's two-year colleges are failing college-level courses in the aftermath of a new state law that allows them to skip remediation.

Surveys

Survey of community college leaders reveals skepticism on implementing a national free tuition plan. Presidents support relatively new initiatives such as structured pathways and stackable credentials.

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
July 5, 2015 - 9:17pm

Opening doors to community colleges.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 2, 2015 - 3:46am

The decline of a for-profit and its business model.

Archive

January 27, 2009
Professors in Seattle find success in teaching information literacy and basic research skills -- as a means to engage students in a discipline many of them are disinclined to like.
January 26, 2009

SEATTLE -- Community college students are no more likely to transfer to four-year institutions in states where there are articulation agreements designed to ease such transfers than they are in states without them, according to a new study. But having more tenured faculty members at community colleges does make a difference.

January 22, 2009
Study suggests that low-income students get bigger payoff from practical credentials than some two-year degrees -- and shows value of data produced by state unit record systems.
January 20, 2009
Some community colleges in Michigan see losses in contracts, programs and students -- at time state budget has little to offer.
January 19, 2009
The problem with remedial education at community colleges may not be the courses, but the sequences -- and how students progress (or never do), study suggests.
January 14, 2009
Study suggests performance-based grants, supplementing traditional aid, help low-income students succeed in community college compared to those who get just need-based funds.
January 8, 2009
It's time to consider jobs at community colleges, which differ in many ways from research universities, but have much to offer an aspiring academic, writes Sean P. Murphy.
December 18, 2008
In midst of budget crisis, New Jersey lawmakers vote to limit access to popular college aid programs and to require some grant recipients to pick up more of tuition tab.
December 15, 2008
Students aren't flocking to programs to cram a full courseload in one day, but the ability to be on campus just two days a week may have staying power.
December 5, 2008
Some community colleges are waiving tuition for the unemployed, as their numbers grow nationwide.

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