Interested in learning about the COVID-19 impact on community college enrollment and innovative practices that campuses put in place to support students? Read our new report, Illuminating Innovations: Protecting Student Enrollment at California Community Colleges Amid a Pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally altered almost all aspects of daily life as people around the world grappled with a global public health emergency, as well as unprecedented economic and social consequences. COVID-19’s impact on our schools, colleges, and universities was far-reaching, student enrollment at community colleges dropped by 19% from Fall 2019 to Fall 2021, with disproportionate losses among Black and Latinx students enrolled in or heading to the state’s 116 community colleges.

This report provides a campus-by-campus analysis of enrollment changes from Fall 2019 to Fall 2021. Following interviews with dozens of campus leaders, the report documents efforts employed by community college campuses to support students.


WHAT LEADERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS REPORT

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