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Poverty and Community College Students

December 5, 2016

A new study finds that among community college students in California, 70 percent experience the threat of housing insecurity or homelessness, and 12 percent experience the threat of hunger. More than 70 percent of these students are enrolled in remedial mathematics, pointing to the relationship between poverty and educational challenges, the report says. The report was based on an analysis of more than 3,600 students at California community colleges. The study was done by the Community College Equity Assessment Lab at San Diego State University.

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