Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Sep 19, 2018
A Texas community college system has had some success offering free summer courses to encourage students to pursue full-time status, but questions remain about why more students aren't taking up the offer.
May 09, 2018
The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

Surveys

April 27, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2018 Survey of Community College Presidents was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Download a free copy of the survey report here.

On May 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a webcast to discuss the survey’s results. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of community college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Jenzabar and McGraw-Hill Education.

Booklets

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Archive

September 28, 2017

Baltimore’s struggling two-year college considers a tuition-free program while undergoing a state-mandated reorganization. But some experts question what level of quality they’re offering students for free.

September 20, 2017

St. Louis Community College’s annual employer study finds openings for middle-skilled employees but also concerns about applicants’ skills and training.

September 15, 2017

Accreditor’s rejection of Scottsdale Community College’s proposed expansion suggests that consistency and mandated faculty training could become a focus for quality control in online learning.

September 14, 2017

Three reports highlight different ways that changing colleges is difficult. Bottom line (in one expert’s words): transferring students are “abused.”

September 14, 2017

Is there a better way to use data to increase completion rates and student success at community colleges?

September 6, 2017

An increasing number of minority students are pursuing associate degrees in humanities and liberal arts at community colleges.

August 23, 2017

A handful of religious universities are now offering two-year degrees, with a goal of work-force development and serving more low-income students.

August 16, 2017

Community colleges stress their role in providing work-force opportunities amid doubts from some working-class people that college won't benefit them or their children.

August 10, 2017

Some critics argue colleges aren’t doing enough to help working-class men earn certificates, but one Arkansas community college has found success in short-term programs. Is federal policy keeping up?

August 8, 2017

In the push to expand “earn-while-you-learn” programs, what lessons can the U.S. take from approaches in Germany and Switzerland?

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