Community colleges might emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic in a better position than their four-year counterparts, according to an Eduventures Insights brief.
As campuses across the country sent students home and closed down physical operations, many students began to question the cost of their education given that physical services and in-person experiences were paused.
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Community colleges just might be “an accessible beacon for the unemployed and a waystation for four-year-college-bound students, and for their disgruntled parents in the background, unwilling to pay regular tuition if the virus forces schools online yet again,” writes author Richard Garrett, chief research officer at Eduventures, in the brief.