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.


March 9, 2007

I’m in my 29th year of community college work -- nearly three decades of completed service and the happy land of defined benefit retirement compose the visible diptych on my life-line horizon. For most of my career, I have taught introductory English and composition.

March 8, 2007
Constant state and local dollars for public colleges rose in 2006, but five-year picture points to underlying financial problems.
March 7, 2007

As most of American higher education has over time abandoned the idea that the best way to ensure access to college is by keeping tuitions low, California has clung to the principle as it was laid out in the state's 1960 master plan for higher education. To this day, students at its community colleges pay by far the country's lowest "fees" (a phrase the state uses in lieu of tuition).

February 21, 2007
Indiana U. takes close look at program to award degrees for 3 years of community college work and 1 year of online courses.
February 2, 2007
Researchers say California policies on community colleges, with focus on access, have inadvertently built barriers to degree completion.
January 24, 2007

At Minnesota’s Hibbing Community College, football stats tell a tale but, as surely as looking at rushing yards without passing could slant any analysis, here too are numbers most meaningful when read in formation:

December 20, 2006
State and local community college panels in North Carolina tangle over a range of oversight issues.
December 19, 2006

Community colleges enroll almost half of undergraduates and large shares of the minority and low-income students in higher education today. Yet these institutions frequently struggle to receive public attention -- and funds. A new collection of essays -- Defending the Community College Equity Agenda -- has just been published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

December 8, 2006
A union at the Community College of Philadelphia calls for greater financial transparency.
December 4, 2006
Researchers find that the quality of lower division courses may have more impact than students realize.


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