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

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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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