Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system, speaks at a podium with an American flag to his left and a California flag to his right.
Jun 17, 2022
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges system and a thought leader in community college circles, will step down to direct the College Futures Foundation.
Oct 29, 2019
The tech company is looking for different ways to fill “new-collar” jobs in its 360,000-employee workforce by adding digital badges and apprenticeships and deepening partnerships with community colleges.


Student transfer is an increasing priority for officials at two- and four-year colleges alike, but they blame each other for flaws in the process. Experts want them to focus on the students' needs.


"Guiding Students to Success at Community Colleges" is Inside Higher Ed's new print-on-demand compilation of articles.

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May 26, 2021
We must create a new community-based, equity-focused agenda for community colleges, Karen A. Stout writes.
May 26, 2021
Community colleges need to look very closely at such programs to assess how well they fit within their equity missions, writes Jim Jacobs.
May 20, 2021
A new report highlights how adult learners, low-income students and students of color are concentrated in colleges with fewer resources, and how they are disadvantaged by numerous other disparities.
May 13, 2021
A state audit found that Calbright College, California's online community college, graduated just 12 out of over 900 enrolled students during the 2019-20 academic year. Lawmakers are considering closing the college.
May 11, 2021
Videos by Cape Fear Community College attract thousands of views on TikTok. Can the social media platform help community colleges make up for enrollment losses during the pandemic?
May 7, 2021
Community colleges in Arizona can now offer four-year programs, providing more affordable and streamlined pathways to bachelor's degrees.
May 5, 2021
State officials in Michigan expected a big response when they launched a free college program for adults earlier this year. They got lots of takers, all right -- 67,000 and counting.
April 30, 2021
President Biden’s ambitious American Families Plan is welcome news for leaders of community colleges and minority-serving institutions. 
April 29, 2021
If campus leaders thought fall 2020 enrollment declines were bad, spring's enrollment drops are even worse, especially for community colleges.
April 28, 2021
Community college leaders say they want to prioritize gathering data on the well-being of students, but efforts to ramp up student needs data are decentralized and underresourced, according to a new report.



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