Cut Courses when Enrollments Rise, Right???
Published September 2, 2009
California , Education
At Napa Valley College, we cut 10% of our course offerings this year. In theory, we should be offering more courses when enrollments rise, correct?
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — New data shows the number of students attending California’s community colleges hit a record high last year even as the state cut funding to the 110-campus system.
California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott said Wednesday that enrollment rose by nearly 5 percent to 2.9 million students during the 2008-09 academic year.
The community college system had 135,000 more students than the previous year and nearly 400,000 more than had four years ago.
Enrollment is expected to climb higher this year as legions of unemployed workers return to school and the University of California and California State University reduce enrollment.
Community colleges are struggling to accommodate the influx of students after sustaining $840 million in budget cuts.