May 23, 2023

Community Colleges Up, Four-Year Schools Down in Latest Enrollment Data

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education spoke with Tom Brock about recent community college enrollment trends, which point to an increase in 18-24 year-old students. Brock expressed concern about the lack of enrollment growth for older learners.

May 22, 2023

How Success Coaches ‘Dig a Little Deeper’ to Anticipate and Tackle Dallas College Students

Success coaches, a more hands-on approach to advising, are Dallas College’s latest effort to demystify the process of obtaining a degree and help its students overcome obstacles along the way.

May 12, 2023

Grasping for a Foothold on the Enrollment Cliff

Nikki Edgecombe noted to Inside Higher Ed that enrollments at two-year institutions were up by 13.5 percent this spring, driven in large part by a 12.8 percent increase in dually enrolled high school students.

May 08, 2023

CCAC Has Lost Half Its Student Body Since 2010. As Fewer Students Show, the Consequences for Pittsburgh Grow.

Tom Brock told Open Campus that community colleges are still serving fewer students than they were a decade ago, which raises financial concerns. “It may not be such a bad thing, though, if smaller enrollments help community colleges serve the students they have more effectively. That will require changes in their business model and how they deliver instruction and services,” he said.

April 24, 2023

Are Two Instructors in a WA Community College Class Better Than One?

The way high school math is taught has not changed much since the 1970s, despite changes in the job market and the way the subject is applied on the job, Davis Jenkins told The Seattle Times.

April 23, 2023

$10m Donation to Holyoke Community College Sets Record, Challenges Norms

“For institutions like these that generally have very small endowments, a gift like this can make a huge difference for students,” Thomas Brock told CommonWealth. “If the goal of higher education, at least in part, is to foster greater social mobility, it is community colleges that are serving that function, giving people skills to move into the middle class and even above.”

April 17, 2023

College Enrollment Begins to Stabilize, Numbers Still Down

Though college enrollment rates are beginning to stabilize, NewsNation reported that numbers are still down. Davis Jenkins pointed to one positive: Dual enrollment is growing on a national level.

April 15, 2023

Community College Enrollment Plunges Nearly 40 Percent in a Decade

One bright spot in the two-year sector is dual enrollment programs, which allow high-school students to take classes at the local community college. That population is growing. “In rural colleges, it’s often half of their headcount,” Jenkins told The Hill.

April 10, 2023

Can Dual Enrollment Participation Impact College Application Choice?

Higher Ed Jobs spoke to Vivian Yuen Ting Liu and Veronica Minaya, who, along with Di Xu, authored the paper titled "The Impact of Dual Enrollment on College Application Choice and Admission Success" about the implications of their research for students, parents, high schools, and colleges.

April 10, 2023

College Transfer Enrollment Plummeted Another 7% Last Year; Biggest Drops for Low-Income, Female & Asian Students

“Four-year institutions have really taken transfer students for granted,” John Fink told The 74 in a new article on declining transfer rates. “This really should be a wake up call for them to rethink and focus on how they can better partner with their community colleges.”