Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Oct 18, 2016
Some educators see other factors besides a recovering economy as a reasons why their enrollments are low.


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.


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
October 13, 2016 - 3:30am

Guided pathways with multiple destinations.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 13, 2016 - 8:19pm

A math parable, a football game that shouldn't have been played, Electoral College scenarios,

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 11, 2016 - 9:13pm

Anyone remember Keynesianism?



October 3, 2007
At Virginia's Lord Fairfax Community College -- and 2-year colleges all over -- a newfound focus on alumni affairs and fund raising is changing the job description.
September 26, 2007

At first glance, the process seems to be working as intended. Students enter work force development programs looking to begin or jump-start a career. Many are sought after, recruited and leave with a job.

But in some cases, the offers come shortly after the students begin their programs, meaning that they haven’t had a chance to earn a certificate or associate degree. This, educators worry, prevents students from reaching their long term career goals.

September 14, 2007
Trustees at a California community college vote to expand health coverage to all board members -- but faculty and staff, many without benefits, voice dissent.
September 14, 2007
New Jersey governor signs a law mandating that the state's four-year public institutions fully accept credits from completed associate degrees.
September 13, 2007

In Florida, where budget shortfalls are hitting higher education particularly hard, the public universities are going to battle with the Legislature over the power to raise tuition and freeze freshman enrollment.

August 21, 2007
As debate grows over whether students are adding and dropping too many classes, study of L.A. community college district offers in-depth look at data.
August 20, 2007
Washington Monthly, known for ratings that tweak U.S. News, devises formula to pick top two-year colleges -- and methodology is promptly attacked.
August 13, 2007
New Education Department analysis illustrates significant ways that categories of two-year colleges differ on faculty and demographics.
August 10, 2007
Institutions with job training missions are gaining popularity in some parts of the world.
July 31, 2007
City College of San Francisco's proposal to build a 244-foot-tall building engages immigrant community while enraging those who say it will loom over historic districts.


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