Community Colleges: One Path to a Better America 06.30.20

…federal funding for community colleges. Community colleges have long been seen by many of our political leaders and policymakers as a second, if not distant second, choice to four-year colleges….

People and Places Make the Difference for Community Colleges 05.24.12

…that are served; its greatest effect will be on community colleges. Community colleges throughout the state are developing strategies to improve student performance. It appears to me, that the colleges…

The History of Overcrowded College Dorms 08.07.19

…it may feel, the news that incoming college first-years face a housing shortage isn’t new at all. Headlines detailing colleges’ ongoing struggle to find rooms have been seen as far…

Poll: Nearly half of parents don’t want their kids to go to a four-year college 04.07.21

A national survey of parents finds that many prefer their children pursue alternatives to a traditional degree, such as vocational training that doesn’t take place at a college, or starting…

Filling a Critical Gap 08.11.17

…the career tech (CTE) and community college level. Career tech schools and community colleges have the agility needed to adjust to changing workforce development and career demands and are well…

COVID-19: An Opening for CTE to Take the Mantle 05.04.20

…affordable than traditional college. The National Center for College & Career Transitions (NC3T) reports that in the current academic year, the average cost for public community and technical colleges is…

Preparing for the Future with Data-Driven Master Planning 02.08.21

Analysis by SHP highlights the gap between the region’s talent need and what is—and isn’t—being offered by local colleges pointing Gateway Community & Technical College toward alignment of its future…

Three Big Takeaways from our SCUP Coffee Chat 06.09.20

Lauren Della Bella and I recently had the honor of leading The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) in a virtual coffee chat. The conversation took a few different…

Increasing Innovation in Higher Education 06.07.19

I had the privilege to attend a recent conference hosted by the Society for College and University Planning. It was focused, as the name might suggest, on the design and…