Community colleges

New exclusive transfer partnership ruffles feathers in New Jersey

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New exclusive partnership between a New Jersey community college and a public university has upset officials at nearby institutions, who say the agreement may limit student choice.

Community college expands helicopter program across four states

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A Kansas-based community college is expanding across state lines to help fill a shortage in helicopter and commercial airplane pilots.

Community colleges negotiate transportation options to get students to class

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For some two-year institutions, public and mass transportation options, or the lack thereof, can be the difference in whether a student attends and stays in college.

Distance coaching expands in Indiana and Montana, where colleges have seen retention gains

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A company's success coaches, who work remotely, help Indiana's community colleges improve student retention.

Four types of students a professor encounters in the classroom (essay)

J. Mark McFadden describes four types of students he often encounters taking his English course: the Conspiracy Theorist, the Schemer, the Veteran and the Dreamer.

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Completion rates are key to Georgia State U's merger with Georgia Perimeter College

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Will merger with Georgia State U, a completion rate success story, boost the rock-bottom graduation rates of two-year Georgia Perimeter College?

Dramatic differences in how states fund community colleges

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

Achieving the Dream looks to increase adjunct faculty engagement

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Six colleges will pilot an initiative to increase adjunct faculty engagement in their campuses’ completion agendas.

Research universities rely on Salem Community College for glass technicians

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When it comes to finding skilled scientific glassblowers to create the instruments needed for engineering and research, there's only one place to turn: New Jersey's Salem Community College.

California Community Colleges board selects new chancellor

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Long Beach City College's leader, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, will head the California two-year-college system as its new chancellor.

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