Community Colleges

Community Colleges
May 05, 2016
The nearly shuttered college did not hit its May 1 goal for admissions, but leaders hope to snag more students during the summer melt period in the rebuilding effort.

Surveys

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 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will analyze the findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. Register for 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
May 6, 2016 - 3:46am

Recruiting challenges.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
May 3, 2016 - 9:42pm

Post-community college performance.

 

Archive

March 5, 2009
Largest industrial trade association endorses a set of stackable work skills credentials, hoping to prod companies to require them and community colleges to teach them.
February 27, 2009

WASHINGTON – To the chagrin of many in technical education, the bachelor’s degree still hogs the spotlight in the minds of most students. Now, days after President Obama challenged the government to assist everyone in attending at least one year of college, many scholars and business leaders are hoping to make a strong public case for the value of the associate degree and work skills credentials.

February 23, 2009
Drafters of economic stimulus bill aimed to create jobs especially for men and the low skilled. But analysis finds that majority of new and saved jobs will require college-level training.
February 20, 2009
Two-year institution near polygamous community wants law enforcement and social services off its campus, following claims that their presence discouraged enrollments from nearby fundamentalist sect.
February 19, 2009
New degree program for wind turbine technicians at one Iowa community college has spurred interest in another, catered to railroad employees -- whose industry has seen a renaissance because of the state's "green" boom.
February 18, 2009
Part of the enrollment boom at community colleges comes from those who have left four-year institutions. Their choices -- surprising to some -- are saving money and may improve their odds at earning bachelor's degrees.
February 6, 2009
CUNY's plans to create a new two-year institution, with a core curriculum and requiring full-time enrollment, represents a dramatic shift in the model -- attracting much enthusiasm and a few raised eyebrows.
February 6, 2009
Some in Connecticut question wisdom of the governor's plan to merge the state's technical high school and community college systems.
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.

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