The COVID-19 pandemic led to unprecedented disruptions for California’s college students and the institutions they attend. These disruptions have been wide-ranging, but the effects have not been as severe as initially feared.
Milwaukee has lots of nonprofits and educational institutions working to help students go to and stay in college. But the city still faces a college completion “crisis.” Only about two in three Milwaukee students graduate from high school; of that group, just 36 percent enrolled in college in 2020.
Students who have dropped out of California’s community colleges did so because they needed to prioritize work, couldn’t afford college or had to take care of dependent family members, among other reasons, according to a survey.