CCs to rely on tuition, ‘profit centers’

Starved of state and local funding, community colleges must learn to rely primarily on tuition in the future, say some college leaders. That could mean turning specialized job training for businesses into “profit centers.”

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  1. Hmmm… I went to community college because it was affordable. It was cheaper to go to a community college AND THEN transfer to a UC Berkeley. I also went to community college because I received Pell and Cal grants to do so. If the focus is profit, it won’t be a suitable business model for community colleges to offer grants and keep tuition low. In which case, either you will have more students going to university or simply less students going to community college. In the end though, all depends on how much the tuition would rise I guess. I wonder how that till turn out.