Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Sep 20, 2018
Going beyond placement exams allows more community college students to take and pass gateway math and English courses, but some worry about students who need remediation.
May 09, 2018
The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

Surveys

April 27, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2018 Survey of Community College Presidents was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Download a free copy of the survey report here.

On May 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a webcast to discuss the survey’s results. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of community college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Jenzabar and McGraw-Hill Education.

Booklets

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 23, 2018 - 9:22pm

Grades vs. test scores.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 21, 2018 - 3:00am

Haves and have-nots.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 20, 2018 - 1:17am

What if we applied the blended format to learning communities?

Archive

November 13, 2017

California community colleges look to create a new statewide​, online-only college that will focus on helping adult students earn credentials.

November 8, 2017

A nonpartisan watchdog group is questioning whether City Colleges of Chicago is misleading the public with proclamations of dramatic graduation rate increases.

November 7, 2017

Amid declining budgets and enrollments, Connecticut is the latest state to attempt a merger involving two-year colleges, with a proposal to consolidate its 12 community colleges.

November 1, 2017

More young people are being exposed to the free community college movement than ever before, but some experts worry that tuition-free programs may not be sustainable or may create unintended consequences.

October 24, 2017

Alabama will issue manufacturing industry certifications across its two-year college system in an effort to create a better educational pipeline to jobs in manufacturing and transportation.

October 17, 2017

The new status quo may be more calls by state lawmakers for better completion rates and work-force outcomes.

October 13, 2017

New York's new public tuition scholarship comes with a full-time enrollment requirement, which may help boost the state's community colleges.

October 9, 2017

Adults are coming to community colleges seeking a different approach to education, says Jim Jacobs, and that will require institutions to pay attention to a few important design features.

October 9, 2017

Community college and university presidents must lead the way in improving transfer student success, write Robert Templin and K. C. Deane.

October 5, 2017

Philanthropy, income-sharing agreements, lottery revenues and children's savings accounts are just a few methods researchers across the country believe can create sustainable tuition-free programs, according to a set of new reports.

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