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 13, 2016 - 8:19pm

A math parable, a football game that shouldn't have been played, Electoral College scenarios,

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 13, 2016 - 3:30am

Guided pathways with multiple destinations.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 11, 2016 - 9:13pm

Anyone remember Keynesianism?



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.

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.


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