Squeezed out

Nationwide, 37 percent of community college students say they’ve failed to get into a class because it was full this fall; 20 percent can’t get the classes they need to complete a degree or certificate.

A community college dropout in New York City costs $17,700 in wasted financial aid and support for the the college system, according to a new report. Only 28 percent of students complete a degree — associate or bachelor’s — in six years.

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  1. Is it really wasted if a student took a class and learned something?

  2. Walter E Wallis says:

    If what is learned is applied, then no, it is not wasted.