Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jul 11, 2016
Statewide budget deadlock continues to force some community colleges to cut or raise tuition, despite a recent short-term deal.

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
July 21, 2016 - 9:10pm

Dealing with blind spots.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 20, 2016 - 3:10am

Trying to determine real college costs.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 20, 2016 - 8:47pm

More fun than you are having.

 

Archive

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.
November 29, 2006
Pima Community College tries a new approach to help students tune up on ethics and academics.

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