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 21, 2017 - 3:42am

Inspired by Richard Rorty.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
No.
February 21, 2017 - 9:10pm

Iowa's proposal for political balance in faculty hiring.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
February 19, 2017 - 9:10pm

The best answer yet to the question: Why do students choose for-profit colleges?

Archive

November 6, 2009
Why does the U.S.'s northern neighbor look so much better in global rankings of college completion, and how might the gap be closed?
November 5, 2009
Gates Foundation funds efforts in seven cities to boost graduation rates by coordinating resources of K-12, higher ed and local government; data-sharing programs among those targeted.
November 4, 2009

East Georgia College has dropped an unspecified sexual harassment charge against an English professor who, ironically, had openly criticized the lack of protections for the falsely accused in its sexual harassment policy.

October 27, 2009
By focusing on career training over education, the federal government risks threatening to shortchange two-year-college students, writes Bernard Fryshman.
October 21, 2009

At community colleges, an underperforming high school graduate studying computer science is much more likely to see an earnings increase than is a well-prepared high school graduate studying literature. That is the conclusion of a new analysis designed to explore the factors that predict which community college students will gain the most from their education.

October 21, 2009

It would hardly be news, at this point, to say that 2009 has been a big year for community colleges.

October 20, 2009
Study finds California community college students lack basic information about grant requirements and loan options, leaving many working long hours to pay for courses.
October 19, 2009
Special accrediting panel finds Maricopa trustees in violation of numerous standards and to be lacking in civility or knowledge of their roles.
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.

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