Falling Behind in NC

Falling Behind in North Carolina: Community Colleges

Sources: NCGA Fiscal Research Division, Presentation to Joint Education Approps Subcommittee; NC OSBM Post-Legislative Summary Reports; NC House Budget Subcommittee on Education, FY11-13 Budget Recommendations

As job opportunities became scarce for working North Carolinians over the Great Recession, many decided to pursue education as a strategy to improve their economic outlook. As a result, enrollment at North Carolina community colleges skyrocketed.

While enrollment for community colleges is funded in the House budget proposal, students would have fewer options as to when, where, and what they study as a result of cuts to instructional personnel, programs, and facilities statewide.

 

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