California’s community colleges charge the lowest tuition in the nation, but can’t afford to provide enough classes for students. The Legislature may let colleges charge more for some classes. Why not let colleges charge a sustainable tuition for all classes? Students are willing to pay more: They’re turning to the much costlier for-profit sector, which has no wait lists.
Also on Community College Spotlight: Community colleges have the capacity to train workers for rapidly growing “middle-skill jobs,” but too many students fail to complete a credential.