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 24, 2016 - 9:57pm

When student and college differ on what constitutes success.


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,


June 15, 2009
With a projected $700 million cut on the horizon, California's community colleges could increase tuition with no impact on most students, new report says.
June 2, 2009
To "put students first," Milwaukee technical college unions voluntarily forgo annual pay raise rather than take furloughs; in exchange, administration commits to no layoffs for two years.
May 29, 2009
Wick Sloane offers his personal approach for improving (low) community college completion rates: Sticky buns, handshakes and a little more time.
May 27, 2009
How McDonald's and a community college professor teamed up to teach English to growing immigrant population.
May 26, 2009
Community colleges consider: What happens when your online enrollments hit 50 percent (or some other level that changes nature of the institution)?
May 22, 2009
Educators in Lone Star State trade ideas on how to get more community college students into four-year programs.
May 21, 2009
After state voters nix a budget bailout, one community college district prepares to do what two-year institutions always try to avoid -- turn away students.
May 15, 2009
President Obama's effort to link Pell Grants and unemployment could finally help deliver on elusive goal of a unified education and training system, Anthony Carnevale writes.
May 14, 2009
As Pennsylvania burg seeks to reinvent itself, philanthropists extend college scholarships to keep students close to home and train workers for local jobs.
May 11, 2009

Officials at Harper College really want to offer bachelor’s degrees.

And they have been willing to do just about anything to gain permission to do so, including go against the wishes of two state boards in Illinois and many neighboring two- and four-year institutions in suburban Chicago.


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