Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Mar 23, 2018
President Trump, in forum on issues facing young people, extols vocational training and repeats comments that many educators said reflected ignorance of the two-year sector. He also says he is more popular on college campuses than most realize.


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 23, 2018 - 3:16am

A focus on the positive.

Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 22, 2018 - 3:03am

The right incentives.


Confessions of a Community College Dean
March 21, 2018 - 3:39am

Back to basics.



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.

October 13, 2017

New York's new public tuition scholarship comes with a full-time enrollment requirement, which may help boost the state's community colleges.

October 9, 2017

Adults are coming to community colleges seeking a different approach to education, says Jim Jacobs, and that will require institutions to pay attention to a few important design features.

October 9, 2017

Community college and university presidents must lead the way in improving transfer student success, write Robert Templin and K. C. Deane.

October 5, 2017

Philanthropy, income-sharing agreements, lottery revenues and children's savings accounts are just a few methods researchers across the country believe can create sustainable tuition-free programs, according to a set of new reports.

October 4, 2017

Rural community colleges grapple with nonacademic barriers that hinder their students from staying and completing.

September 28, 2017

Baltimore’s struggling two-year college considers a tuition-free program while undergoing a state-mandated reorganization. But some experts question what level of quality they’re offering students for free.


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