Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Nov 05, 2015
At Milwaukee Area Technical College, some students, faculty and community members feel the new, pro-business appointment process to the institution's board disenfranchises minorities.


April 17, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of Community College Presidents explored the views of two-year-college leaders on a range of timely topics. The study was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, May 28, Inside Higher Ed editors analyzed the survey's findings and answered readers' questions in a free webinar. To watch the webinar, please click here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of two-year-college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Hobsons and Jenzabar.


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
November 29, 2015 - 9:17pm

Explaining the problems with a flawed analysis of higher education's problems.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
November 24, 2015 - 9:14pm

Much to be thankful for.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
November 23, 2015 - 9:05pm

Second chances.


April 14, 2008
Kevin Carey wonders why K-12 financing systems that favor wealthier districts end up in court, but higher education financing systems aren't subjected to similar scrutiny.
April 8, 2008
With demand for online courses increasing, some two-year colleges seek ways to boost retention among distance learners.
April 8, 2008
While educators see the value in low fees, they get challenged by a trustee who thinks it's fine for students to pay.
April 7, 2008
Community colleges consider how they can enroll and graduate a particularly vulnerable population.
April 7, 2008
While Blackboard dominates course-management market at 2-year colleges, more institutions are looking elsewhere.
April 4, 2008

The problem “too big to be seen” is what I signed on for here. I won a fellowship to write a series about equity for half the 20 million students in college in the U.S. today. My half is the 11.5 million at the 1,195 two-year campuses called community colleges. At the last meeting for my fellowship, Henry Braun of ETS and Boston College, an author of America’s Perfect Storm -- Three Forces Changing Our Nation’s Future, explained how continued failure to deal with divergent skill distributions, the changing economy, and demographic trends may destroy the whole nation.

March 21, 2008

The “perfect 60” is that elusive combination of community college credits that would, without exception, transfer, counting toward general education and major requirements alike at a California State University campus.

March 11, 2008
In-depth study at Kingsborough Community College suggests the potential impact of "learning communities" to get more students doing college-level work.
February 25, 2008
States need to move beyond enrollment formulas, write George R. Boggs and Marlene B. Seltzer.
February 11, 2008
As hundreds of presidents gather for American Council on Education meeting, one of their own delivers sharp critique of the way higher ed treats the 2-year sector.


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