Community Colleges

Community Colleges
Jun 27, 2018
Many community college students with high grade point averages aren't transferring to four-year institutions, new research finds, a fact some of the nation's most selective universities want to change.
May 09, 2018
The mostly online Rio Salado College pushes back on a critique of its graduation rates, while nonprofit colleges may be feeling more heat about their results amid the collapse of for-profits.

Surveys

April 27, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2018 Survey of Community College Presidents was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Download a free copy of the survey report here.

On May 22, Inside Higher Ed presented a webcast to discuss the survey’s results. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of community college presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Jenzabar and McGraw-Hill Education.

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
July 15, 2018 - 7:58pm

A beloved instructor.

 

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 12, 2018 - 3:12am

Can a college get better and smaller at the same time?

Confessions of a Community College Dean
July 12, 2018 - 9:52pm

Important analysis, and blind spots.

Archive

July 29, 2005
31% of youth with disabilities attend college in the first two years after high school, Education Department finds.
July 29, 2005
State blocks Denver educators from using high school funds to pay for tuition at a community college.
July 26, 2005
Study finds National Science Foundation programs have made a difference, but urges focus on community colleges.
July 15, 2005

As they waited Thursday morning for the House of Representatives higher education subcommittee to vote on legislation to extend the Higher Education Act, lobbyists for for-profit and nonprofit colleges had strikingly different answers to the simple question "How are things going?"

Bruce D. Leftwich, vice president for government relations at the Career College Association, responded with an enthusiastic "Great, great." David S. Baime, who plays the same role for the American Association of Community Colleges, offered an uncertain "I have no idea."

July 15, 2005
Appropriations panel backs plan to raise NIH spending by $1 billion but keep maximum Pell Grant at $4,050.
July 14, 2005
Debate is intense over for-profit colleges, but decisions on many issues are forestalled.
July 12, 2005
To encourage more doctorates, report suggests that the first place to look may be community colleges.
July 7, 2005
Two university systems agree to let Cal State offer its first independent doctorate, in educational administration.
July 1, 2005
2-year colleges can go a few weeks without serious financial difficulties, officials say.
June 24, 2005

The "last bastion of prejudice in higher education," according to Cynthia Johnson, is the belief that developmentally disabled students don't have a place in colleges.

These students, many of whom would have been called mentally retarded in an earlier era, have a range of skills. And while a growing number of colleges have created a few programs or certificates for such students, Johnson is running a program that is moving to another level.

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