Native American community colleges see enrollment declines because of COVID-19

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The 22-year-old student began her second attempt at college in the fall of 2019, hoping to pursue a degree in business. She struggled after her college, located on the Fort Belknap Reservation in north-central Montana, shifted to online classes last spring. “Online, it just wasn’t working for me. I couldn’t focus, and I started getting behind on my homework.” Eventually she dropped out of Aaniiih Nakoda College.

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