Community colleges have a completion problem

Monday, December 12, 2022
New America

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, community colleges have faced unprecedented enrollment declines. These declines have been so large that community colleges across the country have implemented innovative reforms to try and bring students back to campus. But new data from the National Student Clearinghouse show that enrollment woes are not the only problem facing community colleges. Despite many efforts to help community college students complete their course of study or transfer to a four-year university, nationwide community college completion outcomes remain deeply inadequate. 

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