Barriers to persistence for community college students

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Inside Higher Ed

Some of the main obstacles, per a new survey, included a lack of information about early processes such as registration, orientation and how to make payments. While some students had charted out academic plans and felt like they had guidance, others had no plan in place and didn’t feel like they had support. Some students also reported wanting to engage more with their instructors and classmates, but some felt like they didn’t have enough opportunities to do so. Students who participated in courses to prepare them for academic success, study groups and tutoring felt like they had benefited, while others didn’t know these services existed.

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