Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Aug 19, 2016
New report notes wide variation in the way states support community colleges, even if none of them are providing enough money.

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
August 28, 2016 - 9:04pm

A choice -- with risks either way -- for community college students.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 25, 2016 - 3:30am

When good leaders stay on too long.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
August 25, 2016 - 9:18pm

Hooray for Herb Alpert! ITT. Springsteen.

Archive

April 23, 2007
Ruling by U.S. appeals court could undermine public college lawyers and employees who spot illegal or unethical activity.
April 17, 2007
Ohio community college wants students -- including those enrolled in on-campus study -- exposed to independent inquiry.
April 16, 2007
Study finds increasing student demand, growth in online student services, and possible changes in course management systems.
April 13, 2007
Minneapolis community college's plan to install a foot-washing basin for Muslim students is questioned.
March 29, 2007
New data released on the college population that wants career training below the bachelor's level.
March 27, 2007
At community colleges, those who teach writing have far more students per semester than may be educationally sound, survey finds.
March 22, 2007
Complaints about federal measures are valid, study finds, but dealing with issues raised by the complaints has little relative impact.
March 14, 2007

Classes at the Community College of Philadelphia were suspended indefinitely Tuesday morning as picketers gathered at building entrances for the start of a faculty and staff strike.

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).

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