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ERIC Number: EJ996363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
The Impact of Current Economic Crisis on Community Colleges
Okpala, Comfort O.; Hopson, Linda; Okpala, Amon O.
College Student Journal, v45 n1 p214-216 Mar 2011
The focus of the study was to examine the impact of the recession on (1) community college funding, (2) community college student support services, and (3) on student enrollment. This study relied on data from document analysis and interview of community college personnel and students. The current crisis has resulted in a steep budget reduction to community colleges in North Carolina. The participants in the interview indicated that the crisis has resulted in severe cuts in student support services especially in the area of counseling and advising. Students reported that they are experiencing cuts in course offerings and the switch by some colleges to a four-day work week has impacted their ability to balance work and school. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina