Online Community College Courses Show Paradoxical Results
By Carole Hornsby Haynes | November 15, 2015 National Center for Policy Analysis
Community colleges are attended by 45 percent of the nation’s undergraduates. Currently the community college sector is under fire for low graduation rates. Only 25 to 30 percent of students who begin their studies at a community college complete their degrees or transfer to a four-year college. Enrollments are decreasing.
To cut costs while attempting to boost enrollment, community college leaders tout the flexibility of online courses.