62 Percent of Community Colleges Surveyed Adding Online Courses

April 26, 2017

As reported this week in story about Inside Higher Ed’s 2017 Survey of Community College Presidents, survey participants said they were trying to recruit more students by adding online programs (62 percent). Other tactics received even higher responses from the presidents: adding new campus programs (81 percent), adding options to ease student transfer (72 percent) and increasing marketing spending (65 percent). Far fewer (38 percent) said they were freezing or cutting tuition.

Six in 10 leaders of community college presidents surveyed said their institutions' enrollments have declined in the past three years, including 21 percent who said enrollment is down by 10 percent or more. The survey, conducted by Gallup, is based on responses from 236 leaders of two-year colleges.


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