The enrollment boom may be over at community colleges: Enrollment declined by 1 percent in the last year, according to a report (pdf) by the American Association of Community Colleges and the National Student Clearinghouse. However, there are few empty seats. Compared to 2007, community colleges are serving 22 percent more students.
While full-time enrollment declined slightly, part-time enrollment increased slightly, notes Inside Higher Ed.
Last year’s decline was due to a drop in
The end of the boom will
More community college students are receiving Pell Grants, the report concluded. Thirty-four percent of Pell funding went to community college students in 2011, up from 31 percent in 201.