Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Mar 13, 2018
Illinois community college sees results from encouraging faculty members to meet one-on-one with students to increase persistence, adding extra pressure on instructors to build relationships with their students.


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 18, 2018 - 9:10pm

Learning from failures.

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

The assumptions behind the cuts.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 15, 2018 - 3:05am

One way states could help community colleges.


November 27, 2017

States and institutions are still working out incentives and programs to get dual-credit instructors qualified to meet a change in accreditation standards.

November 21, 2017

Neither new programs nor trying to emulate or recreate a traditional four-year university campus experience will adequately address the enrollment challenges, argues Christiane Warren.

November 20, 2017

With nearly 50 different local tuition-free initiatives, California colleges contemplate how they may merge existing programs with a new statewide plan.

November 14, 2017

Getting 37 institutions to agree on new student transfer pathways isn’t easy, but the Minnesota State system seems to have accomplished it.

November 13, 2017

California community colleges look to create a new statewide​, online-only college that will focus on helping adult students earn credentials.

November 8, 2017

A nonpartisan watchdog group is questioning whether City Colleges of Chicago is misleading the public with proclamations of dramatic graduation rate increases.

November 7, 2017

Amid declining budgets and enrollments, Connecticut is the latest state to attempt a merger involving two-year colleges, with a proposal to consolidate its 12 community colleges.

November 1, 2017

More young people are being exposed to the free community college movement than ever before, but some experts worry that tuition-free programs may not be sustainable or may create unintended consequences.

October 24, 2017

Alabama will issue manufacturing industry certifications across its two-year college system in an effort to create a better educational pipeline to jobs in manufacturing and transportation.

October 17, 2017

The new status quo may be more calls by state lawmakers for better completion rates and work-force outcomes.


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