By Paul Bradley
Community College WeekCommunity College Week
That enrollment at community colleges have skyrocketed to record levels since the Great Recession took hold in 2007 hardly qualifies as news anymore.
From coast to coast, the nation’s 1,200 community colleges are seeing record demand as the economy reels from persistently high unemployment, stagnant home prices, home foreclosures and tepid economic growth. Some economists believe that the economic downturn could last a decade or more.
A Community College Week analysis shows that enrollment at public two-year community colleges jumped 8.3 percent between 2008 and 2009…Read more