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College Enrollment is Down. Can These New State Policies Help?

September 14, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

The pandemic has thrown up more obstacles for students trying to stay on track toward a credential, and that has been particularly true for students at community colleges and other public colleges.

That was the message by state higher ed leaders who gathered this summer at the Reagan Institute Summit on Education in Washington, D.C.

The top problems they identified were decreased student enrollment at colleges and insufficient access to and understanding of digital technology among students and instructors. Leaders noted that although these aren’t totally new concerns, the health crisis exacerbated them—as did, they argued, years of weak state funding for higher education.

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