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 25, 2016 - 9:05pm

An opportunity for community colleges.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 22, 2016 - 9:14pm

Star Trek, job security, movies and a future author.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
September 22, 2016 - 3:34am

Accreditors and their limited tools.

 

Archive

October 3, 2008
A slate of candidates wins a student government election at a community college and uses its bully pulpit to take a stand against same-sex marriage.
October 1, 2008

Almost half of students enrolled in public colleges attend two-year institutions, whose role in expanding access to higher education continues to increase even as financial support for the institutions fails to keep up with student demand. Not all community college students start out with the goal of earning a bachelor's degree, but even for those who do, the path is laden with obstacles.

September 19, 2008
Officials debate whether proposal to allow local taxes will provide needed funds or just favor wealthier districts while letting the state off the hook.
September 11, 2008
Six states test new set of performance measures in response to the limitations of the federal graduation rate formula.
September 8, 2008
At Thomas Nelson, a president who outraged faculty elsewhere runs into trouble again -- and leaves an institution split over priorities, race and right to dissent.
August 29, 2008
At Ivy Tech Community College, a system serving more than 115,000 students on 23 campuses, faculty members embrace instant messaging to maintain contact with their students.
August 22, 2008
More two-year institutions, even after several years of increases, expect significant growth this year.
August 19, 2008
After experiments this summer, some colleges may go year-round with option, which saved money for commuting students, employees and colleges.
August 18, 2008
Even after its rationale for barring illegal immigrants evaporates, North Carolina community college board keeps ban, while ordering study.
August 14, 2008
Many community colleges attempt to build support for bond referendums during tough economic times, attempting to fund building expansions for growing enrollments.

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