Due to COVID-19, senior year was cut short for high school students, and college students were sent home from their universities.
Although summer vacation tends to mean less learning for most students, this was not the case for one community college.
This summer, enrollment has increased at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College by 800 students which is 20 percent more than last summer’s enrollment.
“Two unexpected groups—one was high school seniors. We saw a large increase in local high school seniors who said, ‘Well, we’re sheltering in place.’ And they got all these online courses,” said the MGCCC executive vice president for student services, Dr. Phil Bonfanti.