Colleges Seek More Male Students
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
The U.S. economy continues to recover from the Great Recession in important ways; notably, the national unemployment rate has decreased from a high of 10 percent in late 2009 to 4 percent as of July 2018.
However, a closer look reveals that most rural communities have not fully recovered. Lagging educational attainment, particularly among men, is a significant impediment to prosperity in rural communities. Community colleges are key players in reversing this trend but must help their male students overcome significant logistical, academic, and personal hurdles.
Two new reports from the Association of Community College Trustees recommend strategies for urban and rural community colleges to support males’ postsecondary attainment.