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ERIC Number: EJ822627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-28
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Their Budgets Slashed, Public Colleges Share the Pain with a Glut of Applicants
Mangan, Katherine
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n14 pA1 Nov 2008
This article reports that as students flock to public two-year and four-year colleges amid an ailing economy, they find the colleges struggling with financial problems of their own. Midyear budget cuts are forcing many institutions to lay off faculty members, cut course sections, and freeze enrollment. Rising unemployment, slumping values of stocks and home equity, and tightening credit markets are adding to student anxiety. And when laid-off workers turn to community colleges to brush up on skills or switch careers, they often find that the classes they need are full. [For companion record, see EJ822626. These articles appear under the banner "Rising Enrollments Buoy Some Colleges, Burden Others" in this volume/issue.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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