Community College Enrollment Is Down. What This May Mean For Higher Ed. and Adjunct Faculty

by Jenna Kramer and Shelly Culbertson Enrollment at America’s community colleges is down by nearly 10 percent compared with before the pandemic. In first-time enrollment, the decline is even more steep — down by nearly a quarter compared with last fall. This is a sign of trouble not just for community college students — who are more than a third of all U.S. college students — but also for the community college system, the nation’s workforce, and any U.S. economic recovery. For first-generation college students, particularly students of color and those from low-income families, community college can be a path to a four-year degree or […]
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