With higher ed in limbo, students are switching to community colleges
Hechinger Report
Community colleges are a better option for students than taking a semester or a year off from school, said Martha Parham, spokesperson for the American Association of Community Colleges.

Community colleges may see a surge in popularity amid COVID-19 pandemic
Community colleges offering competitive courses at a more affordable price could appeal to students.

I worked my ass off to save for a 4-year school, but now I’m choosing community college instead
Soumya Bysanii, 18, spent her whole life dreaming of a four-year college. Then the coronavirus came.

Enrollment usually rises at community colleges during an economic downturn. That’s not the case during coronavirus.
Colorado Sun
Fall enrollment among Colorado community colleges is down 22 percent at a time those schools have become more reliant on tuition.

Commentary: Community colleges: anchors of democracy
Association of American Colleges & Universities (blog)
It’s the community college student who has been most at risk from disruption in higher education. And it’s the communities those colleges serve that have been most vulnerable to the coronavirus.

About the Author

Daily Staff
CCDaily is published by the American Association of Community Colleges.