Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jun 21, 2018
Some researchers are warning community colleges that enrollment isn't expected to improve, even as they grapple with declines in state funding and demand for better performance and outcomes.
May 09, 2018
The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

Surveys

The role of the community college president is evolving as two-year leaders say they're facing financial, enrollment and completion challenges in Inside Higher Ed's fourth annual survey.

Booklets

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Blogs

Confessions of a Community College Dean
June 22, 2018 - 3:09am

Milestones.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
June 20, 2018 - 9:05pm

It's hard to achieve the best of both worlds.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
June 19, 2018 - 2:55am

On AP exams and those who take them.

 

Archive

April 24, 2017

Community colleges in New York and California are hoping to replicate the success of the City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, which has doubled completion rates.

April 19, 2017

A growing body of research shows that full-time college students are more likely to graduate, yet experts caution against policies that neglect part-time students.

April 11, 2017

A changing economy and professionalization is driving an increase in education requirements for child-care workers, but there are concerns about mandating higher degrees for a field that traditionally doesn't pay well.

April 4, 2017

Connecticut system hopes for big savings by running 12 campuses centrally and combining back-office functions at colleges and universities.

March 29, 2017

Associate degrees can lead to far greater wage earnings than certificates, a new report shows.

March 24, 2017

Indiana moves to focus on job training through nondegree programs.

March 22, 2017

Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.

March 17, 2017

Arkansas becomes latest state to create a free community college plan. But it limits programs of study and could require some recipients to pay back the money.

March 15, 2017

A new study points to food and housing issues that prevent many community college students from progressing.

March 14, 2017

While California considers a plan to cut tuition and lower the cost of going to college, more than 50 local free two-year initiatives are popping up across the state.

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