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.



April 25, 2017

Demand surges for graduates of career and technical programs at two-year colleges, yet vocational education continues to struggle with an image problem and a deep gender imbalance.

April 24, 2017

Community colleges in New York and California are hoping to replicate the success of the City University of New York’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs, which has doubled completion rates.

April 19, 2017

A growing body of research shows that full-time college students are more likely to graduate, yet experts caution against policies that neglect part-time students.

April 11, 2017

A changing economy and professionalization is driving an increase in education requirements for child-care workers, but there are concerns about mandating higher degrees for a field that traditionally doesn't pay well.

April 4, 2017

Connecticut system hopes for big savings by running 12 campuses centrally and combining back-office functions at colleges and universities.

March 29, 2017

Associate degrees can lead to far greater wage earnings than certificates, a new report shows.

March 24, 2017

Indiana moves to focus on job training through nondegree programs.

March 22, 2017

Republican-dominated Washington wants more occupational job training as an alternative to college degrees. But higher education will remain the federal government’s primary job-training system, albeit one experts say could use a reboot.

March 17, 2017

Arkansas becomes latest state to create a free community college plan. But it limits programs of study and could require some recipients to pay back the money.

March 15, 2017

A new study points to food and housing issues that prevent many community college students from progressing.


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