Are traditional students filling more seats at community colleges?

09/30/2013 | Atlantic online, The

Community colleges have long been seen as places for older students to learn new skills for the job market, but today's classrooms are increasingly being filled by so-called "traditional" students right out of high school, James Orbesen, a teacher at two Chicago-area community colleges, writes in this commentary. Possible reasons for the shift include higher university costs and schedules at community colleges that allow for students who work to also attend classes, Orbesen writes.

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