Enrollment at California's community colleges has plummeted during the pandemic creating uncertainty for some colleges. Online classes, job loss and child care are among the reasons students have not enrolled.
The pandemic upended enrollment across California's community colleges. Students dropped out or elected not to enroll after facing problems with child care, jobs, family illness and frustration with taking courses online.
Colleges and universities that serve large numbers of low-income students need to accommodate the varied lives of our students, and that requires truly understanding the demands and structures of their lives.