Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Sep 15, 2016
For some two-year institutions, public and mass transportation options, or the lack thereof, can be the difference in whether a student attends and stays in college.

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
September 29, 2016 - 3:30am

Routine can enable creativity.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 29, 2016 - 9:05pm

Rochester, a reference, the reason for scholarships.

Archive

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.

May 8, 2009
Think tank calls for government to double its financial commitment to two-year institutions and ensure they receive just as much money to stimulate innovation as four-year institutions.
May 6, 2009
NBC to debut sitcom, co-starring Chevy Chase, following a lovable group of "losers" at a two-year institution. Some in academe, however, are not laughing.
May 5, 2009
Educators lobby Congress to approve President’s $2.5 billion College Access and Completion Fund, as they compare and contrast varying state efforts that would benefit from federal dollars.
April 29, 2009
Maricopa, one of the largest districts in the country, is planning for the possibility of not receiving any state dollars.
April 22, 2009
Identical twin brothers, both community college presidents, concurrently prepare for their next career moves.
April 17, 2009
Students from low-income families are more likely to leave four-year institutions to attend community colleges, but money is not always the main reason, new study finds.

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