Report Shows How COVID-19 Is Impacting the Community College Experience

A survey of students at 38 community colleges details how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the most vulnerable.

On Thursday, the Center for Community College Student Engagement (the Center) at the University of Texas at Austin released “The Impact of COVID-19 on Entering Students in Community Colleges,” a report which spotlights the ongoing issues of students who have enrolled despite the obstacles caused by the pandemic. The survey was administered in fall 2020 to 5,193 entering students at 38 colleges around the country.

“These challenges and concerns were always there,” said Dr. Linda L. Garcia, executive director of the Center. “They’ve just been amplified with the pandemic.

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