Community colleges

New data show slowing national enrollment decline

National enrollment slide slows, but community colleges and for-profits continue to lose students, with differences among age groups.

Part-time professors teach most community college students, report finds

New report sheds light on the oft-ignored adjunctification of community colleges, which may be a barrier to college completion.

Community College of Philadelphia trustees hire president despite faculty concerns

Should serving as the provost of a school that closed amid state investigations disqualify one to lead a community college?

 

New default rates trip up a community college

Congress expanded federal student loan default metrics to scrutinize for-profits, but community colleges are worried, too, at least one with good reason.

Community colleges go big with corporate college consortium

Maricopa joins a growing number of community colleges in finding new revenue by selling job training to large corporations.

Civitas brings completion-oriented big data to community colleges and universities

Using big data to improve completion rates, and also to give realistic indicators of how both students and instructors are performing. 

Lost credits hold back transfer students, study finds

Community college students who transfer to a four-year institution have good odds of earning a bachelor's degree, new research finds, unless they lose credits in the transfer process.

College of Southern Nevada seeks to boost retention by ending late registration

Ending late registration for courses may help more community college students get to graduation, but it also challenges deeply held views about student access, and can hurt enrollment levels.

Faculty object to plan to replace humanities requirement with self-help course

Replacing a required humanities course with a class based on the popular self-help book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has faculty up in arms at one community college.

Reaction to three states' proposals for tuition-free community college

Politicians in three states want two years of tuition-free community college. Higher education experts welcome the attention, but worry about unintended consequences.

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