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What COVID-19 Means For Community Colleges

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From enrollment to instruction, no part of open-access postsecondary education has remained untouched by the coronavirus. Since the pandemic began, CCRC has been thinking about COVID-19's many impacts on community colleges. Our researchers have written several blog posts and contributed to more than a dozen news stories related to the sector's response and its future, all of which you'll find below. We will continue to update this page, as well as our COVID-19 blog series, as this crisis continues. 

Jump to: Funding | Enrollment | The Student Experience | Instruction and Student Supports | Other Impacts


Funding

CCRC blog: How Will COVID-19 Affect Community College Funding?

Here, Davis Jenkins, John Fink, and Thomas Brock use Great Recession-era data as a potential blueprint for how community college funding may shift moving forward. (May 19, 2020)

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Enrollment

CCRC blog: How Will COVID-19 Affect Community College Enrollment? Looking to the Great Recession for Clues

Based on observations following the last major disruption to community colleges, Davis Jenkins and John Fink explore how the COVID-19 pandemic could affect enrollment trends across three groups of students: students aged 25 and over, students aged 18–24, and dual enrollment students. (April 30, 2020)

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The Student Experience 

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Instruction and Student Supports

CCRC blog: What Does it Mean to be a Caring Campus During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

It's important to connect with students and staff in ordinary times, but during the pandemic, fostering a sense of campus community is all the more crucial. In this blog post, experts offer solutions for keeping staff and students engaged and feeling supported while everyone is remote. (June 26, 2020)

CCRC blog: Resources for Advisors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Student support professionals across the country have transitioned to remote advising in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Here, CCRC's Andrea Lopez compiles resources for making the change effectively. (April 2, 2020)

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Other Impacts

CCRC blog: Emerging Challenges the Coronavirus Poses for Community Colleges

Community colleges across the nation are adapting to teaching and learning amid the pandemic. This essay details some of the issues they're confronting during this transition, including maintaining equitable practice and financial stability. (April 7, 2020)

CCRC blog: Letter From the Director: Coronavirus Pandemic

CCRC is deeply concerned about how the coronavirus will affect community colleges and their students. Here, Director Thomas Brock reflects on responses to the pandemic thus far and describes the important role open-access institutions can play as the country rebuilds from this crisis. (March 25, 2020)

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