1,700 students per counselor

Overwhelmed with students and short of funding, California’s community colleges plan to give enrollment priority to students who commit to an academic plan in their first year of college and make progress toward their goals. But a state law is making it hard to hire enough counselors. One college has 1,700 students per counselor. Students wait hours to get five or 10 minutes with a counselor.

More Latinos are enrolling in college, but graduation rates remain low.

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