Community colleges are “a gateway for millions of Americans to good jobs and a better life,” said President Obama in the fall. But the gateway is narrowing. Thirty-one states will cut community college funding this year, despite rising enrollments.
Students know there are jobs in health care, but can’t get into classes they need. At College of Southern Nevada, more than 2,450 students applied for a key biology class that has space for 950 students. In Colorado, community college students may wait more than three years to get into a nursing program.
It’s all on Community College Spotlight.