No Room in Community Colleges

Ashley Thorne

According to Inside Higher Ed, classes at community colleges have been jam-packed this year:

Nearly a third of community college students were unable to enroll in one or more classes last semester because they were full, according to a new national survey.

I know my NAS colleague Glenn Ricketts, who teaches political science at Raritan Valley Community College, can attest to this, as his and other courses on his campus are bursting at the seams. As America strains toward President Obama's goal of the U.S. having the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020, where will we put all the students?

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