With the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions earlier this year, Hobsons is proud to be able to better serve community colleges. Starfish currently has 135 two-year community and technical colleges in their client community, from small rural institutions to large state-wide systems.

Hobsons recently sponsored The 2015 Inside Higher Ed Survey of Community College Presidents, a study by Gallup and Inside Higher Ed. This report aims to understand how community college presidents perceive and address the challenges facing two-year institutions in the United States. 

The study addresses the following questions:

  • Do community college presidents support the Obama administration’s free community college tuition proposal?
  • What effects are the focus on degree completion having on academically at-risk students?
  • To what extent do faculty members support moving courses and instruction online?
  • What impact are for-profit institutions having on enrollment at community colleges?
  • How prevalent are stackable credentials at community colleges?
  • Are students given too many choices academically?
  • Is there a “skills gap” and is there funding in place to address it?
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