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 - 9:05pm

Rochester, a reference, the reason for scholarships.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 29, 2016 - 3:30am

Routine can enable creativity.

Archive

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.

January 22, 2009
Study suggests that low-income students get bigger payoff from practical credentials than some two-year degrees -- and shows value of data produced by state unit record systems.
January 20, 2009
Some community colleges in Michigan see losses in contracts, programs and students -- at time state budget has little to offer.
January 19, 2009
The problem with remedial education at community colleges may not be the courses, but the sequences -- and how students progress (or never do), study suggests.
January 14, 2009
Study suggests performance-based grants, supplementing traditional aid, help low-income students succeed in community college compared to those who get just need-based funds.
December 18, 2008
In midst of budget crisis, New Jersey lawmakers vote to limit access to popular college aid programs and to require some grant recipients to pick up more of tuition tab.
December 15, 2008
Students aren't flocking to programs to cram a full courseload in one day, but the ability to be on campus just two days a week may have staying power.
December 5, 2008
Some community colleges are waiving tuition for the unemployed, as their numbers grow nationwide.
December 3, 2008
Kentucky community college system leaders have plan to eliminate traditional job security for all new faculty hires.
December 2, 2008
After years of planning, Borough of Manhattan Community College is decontaminating, demolishing and rebuilding one of its marquee buildings damaged by debris from World Trade Center 7.

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