Historically, community college enrollment spikes during economic downturns.
This year, a public health crisis may draw even more students who don’t want to travel or live in a dorm.
The coronavirus crisis has already changed the way this year’s crop of high school seniors are thinking about higher education.
And community colleges across the country are preparing accordingly.
“Under the circumstances, families may turn to us as the gateway of opportunity, and we’ve been ready,” said Michael Baston, the president of Rockland Community College in Rockland County, New York.