The bricks-and-mortar infrastructure of community colleges has not nearly kept pace with increases in student enrollments.
Community college enrollments are higher than ever, which has only intensified the struggle to keep and graduate students. Throw in a major economic recession and you have college leaders rethinking their graduation toolkits-- and putting technology at the forefront of their efforts.
Data-Driven Retention Strategies
Using data to track and manage student enrollment is steadily becoming a standard practice on both two-year and four-year campuses.
Trying to create the "community" in community college can be a Herculean task.
Support for Learners
According to a 2000 community college study by Miami Dade College (FL) President Emeritus Robert McCabe, 41 percent of students entering community colleges are underprepared in at least one basic skill area.
Corporate College Partnerships
These days, even if community colleges hit their graduation goals, the jobs outlook for their graduates can be grim.
Community colleges don't have to resort to midnight classes if they have a viable online learning program.