Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Feb 13, 2018
Retention and graduation rates increase for community colleges that beef up or get creative with their student advising services.

Surveys

March 10, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of College and University Presidents was conducted in conjunction with Gallup.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On March 28, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik presented a free webinar on the results and take your questions. Click here to view the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Cengage, Helix Education, Intellus Learning, Jenzabar, Rowan University and Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

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
February 21, 2018 - 3:05am

An endorsement of handshakes.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
February 18, 2018 - 9:13pm

Robert Kelchen's new book.

Archive

February 13, 2018

Retention and graduation rates increase for community colleges that beef up or get creative with their student advising services.

February 12, 2018

New analysis says that students in certificate programs gain more economically from attending public institutions -- or no institution at all -- than for-profits.

February 9, 2018

When our wordsmith in chief says community colleges should become more vocational, he may not mean what he thinks he means. But he does have a point, writes Ryan Craig.

February 9, 2018

Transfer rates at North Carolina's Stanly Community College increased after the college made the simple grading change of no longer awarding D's.

February 5, 2018

With President Trump and others saying community colleges should focus only on vocational programs, some educators note the key role the institutions play in getting students on the road to bachelor's degrees.

February 2, 2018

President Trump wants to see community colleges change names and shift focus to more job training, which two-year college leaders say they already do.

January 23, 2018

A recent accreditation policy has many colleges -- particularly in rural areas -- struggling to find qualified instructors to teach popular dual-credit courses for high school students.

January 16, 2018

While policy makers push vocational education as an alternative to the bachelor’s degree, Utah Valley University does both as a dual-role community college and university that enrolls 37,000 students.

January 12, 2018

Despite enthusiasm for four-year degrees offered by California community colleges, a state report calls for more time before expanding the programs.

January 9, 2018

Despite tackling college access head-on, challenges remain in Tennessee as the state grapples with decreasing adult student enrollment and an achievement gap for African-American students.

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