Community College: How Education’s ‘Best-Kept Secret’ Stays Afloat
Sarah Matusek, The Christian Science Monitor
The numbers caused concern: 6,000 students who’d registered for fall and winter classes weren’t signed up for spring. It was January, and Los Angeles City College hoped to teach more than twice that number of students starting the following month. So the school recruited more than 100 volunteers—half faculty—to call them. Not just about registration, but for a check-in.
Community college enrollment took a bigger blow than higher ed overall this school year. But as these schools continued the work of enriching lives, some honed strategies for better serving—and retaining—students.