2017 survey of community college presidents
- Financial matters and enrollment management were the top two concerns for community college presidents
- Only 18% of community colleges measured in the survey saw an increase in enrollment
- 72% of respondents said they’re working to make it easier for students to transfer to four-year schools
Inside Higher Ed’s third annual survey of community college presidents seeks to understand how these leaders view the key issues facing two-year higher education institutions in the U.S. In recent years, community college enrollment has declined nationally over the past several years. In response, leaders have taken on a variety of ways to make two-year degrees more affordable and appealing, and more easily linked to earning Bachelor’s degrees, ultimately enabling greater student success and service.
Download this study to learn:
- What steps are community college presidents taking to improve student recruitment, and how are enrollment strategies evolving while maintaining or improving the value of a two-year degree?
- What do respondents believe are the biggest challenges facing community college presidents at this time?
- What do presidents believe are the most significant barriers to community college students going on to earn bachelor’s degrees?
Other concerns measured in this study include:
- Enrollment management and financial management
- Politics and public safety
- The pathway to a four-year degree
The survey concludes with an assessment of the future for community college presidents, as presidents themselves anticipate high turnover and more change in the coming years. By downloading this survey, you’ll have access to information that helps drive consensus, focus, and meaning for leadership at community colleges moving forward.