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 25, 2016 - 10:20pm

Health insurance and contract negotiations in higher ed.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 24, 2016 - 9:57pm

When student and college differ on what constitutes success.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
October 23, 2016 - 9:42pm

When good intentions aren't enough and student success is at risk.



August 29, 2006
Three Hispanic employees of Rio Hondo Community College -- an institution with large Chicano enrollments -- are charging institution with illegal bias.
August 25, 2006
Compton lost its accreditation, but neighboring El Camino will keep the campus alive.
August 16, 2006
Community colleges seeking to serve working adults hold all-night parties to let students register on their own schedule.
August 15, 2006
EEOC charges that a college repeatedly rejected a successful part-timer in favor of younger applicants for a full-time slot.
August 9, 2006
While most Harper College nursing students have multiple professors, those in a new program learn mainly from a single source.
August 3, 2006
Changes in main U.S. career and technical education program largely reinforce trends already under way at community colleges.
August 1, 2006
Community college group says U.S. officials would improperly exclude students seeking certificates from new grant program.
July 21, 2006
House-Senate conference committee votes to keep Tech-Prep program separate from state grants under Perkins program.
July 13, 2006
Houston Community College considers creating honors college and giving full scholarships to feed students into 4-year institutions.
July 11, 2006
Education Department to create national R&D center on postsecondary education, with a focus on community colleges.


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