Squeezed out

Thirty-seven percent of community college students were unable to enroll in a class this fall because it was full, according to a Pearson Foundation survey.  Twenty percent said they had trouble enrolling in the courses they needed to complete their degree or certificate.

Part-time and remedial students had the hardest time getting into classes.

College readiness also was an issue for recent high school graduates: 52 percent said their high school hadn’t prepared them for college-level academics. They suggested emphasizing basic skills, offering more courses and offering more challenging courses.

 


POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs ON November 23, 2011

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