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.



July 30, 2015

Temecula didn't have a public university, so CSU San Marcos and Mt. San Jacinto College made the trip to create a joint degree track with some novel features.

July 23, 2015

English professors at a Michigan community college now spend four hours a week with students during an introductory composition course. Their president wants to cut that time to three hours for some students, and faculty members object.

July 20, 2015

California is investing money in expanding aid programs that benefit its community college students, which could be a sign that free two-year college is a possibility.

July 13, 2015

After criticism from some black college leaders, the legislation for Obama's free community college proposal includes a new grant program aimed at HBCUs and minority-serving institutions.

July 9, 2015

Obama's plan lives on, with newly proposed federal legislation. But the real action is happening in states and cities, most notably with Oregon following Tennessee's lead with a statewide version.

June 29, 2015

Indiana's Ivy Tech Community College is working to hold onto federal workforce development dollars as the state now uses graduation rates as an accountability measure, which the college feels is unfair.

June 25, 2015

More students at Florida's two-year colleges are failing college-level courses in the aftermath of a new state law that allows them to skip remediation.

June 18, 2015

ACT decides to drop its popular Compass placement test, with a nod toward research showing that Compass funnels too many community college students into remedial courses.

June 17, 2015

Disagreement between faculty members and administrators persists as Nassau Community College continues its three-year search for president.

June 11, 2015

Employers and community colleges team up to design new courses and alternative credentials that attempt to close the skills gap by better preparing students for jobs.


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