Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Mar 20, 2018
An Arizona community college wants to tackle poverty by helping its students and faculty members celebrate being the first in their families to attend college.


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.


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.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 20, 2018 - 3:04am

That pesky human factor.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 18, 2018 - 9:10pm

Learning from failures.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 16, 2018 - 2:55am

The assumptions behind the cuts.


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.

January 2, 2018

Proposed requirements for occupational therapists to have more advanced degrees to work in the field could cause problems for community colleges.

December 22, 2017

A proposed policy statement has reignited the question of whether the associate or bachelor's degree should be the entry-level requirement in the nursing profession.

December 20, 2017

Protests and altercation at St. Louis Community College board meeting highlight division over layoffs and a budget deficit in a large district that is losing students.

December 18, 2017

An accreditor's decision to place an embattled New Jersey community college on probation may have been the wake-up call officials needed to improve its operations.


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