Fastest-Growing Community Colleges, 2010 Edition

Shifting Emphasis Completion Agenda Dominates Even as Colleges Struggle with Enrollment Climb 

By Paul Bradley
Community College Week
Community 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

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1 Response to Fastest-Growing Community Colleges, 2010 Edition

  1. We are an online business school that launched last year. One of our associates, who teaches business at a Phoenix-area high school, thinks that our courses (which are listed at might be of use in a Community College environment. We know from market research that there’s a lot of desire for business courses in the CC community, but this is our first opportunity to plumb what’s going on. We’d appreciate any comments from those of you in the CC community.
    John Heinrich
    Chief Mentor

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