Budget cuts lead to downsizing

In response to budget cuts, community colleges are downsizing, reports USA Today.

Texarkana College in Texas is one of the latest schools to drop intercollegiate sports.

A group of older adults is working to keep alive some version of Santa Barbara City College‘s continuing education division, which offers free classes in subjects such as financial planning and pastry-making.

Starting this summer, Pima Community College in Tucson will no longer offer remediation for incoming adult students who fail a seventh-grade-level test of reading, writing and math.

Community colleges are focusing on improving completion rates and retraining workers who’ve been laid off.

“The challenge of this decade for community colleges is to make hard choices about whom they will serve, and in what ways,” says Kay McClenney, director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas.


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