The Week in Admissions News

Community college enrollment loss; Kvaal confirmation hearing; Nazi salute at Kentucky; recruiting incentives.

April 19, 2021
 
  • The California Community College system had a 12 percent enrollment decline from fall 2019 to fall 2020 -- a loss of 186,688 students -- a staggering figure for the largest college system in the country and a likely harbinger of the demographic and fiscal challenges that lie ahead for the sector nationally.
  • James Kvaal, nominee for under secretary of education, skated through his committee nomination hearing.
  • A Jewish student at the University of Kentucky reported that his fellow fraternity members used a Nazi salute and continued to do so after he said he was Jewish.
  • Desperate to slow the steep decline of entering students, community colleges are getting creative and offering scholarships, complimentary laptops and free summer courses to high school graduates who enroll.

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