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Students Flock to Community Colleges

The Sound of Ideas
Friday, August 14, 2009 at 9:00 am
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Community college enrollment is on the rise in Ohio and across the country but are the schools ready to handle the increase?
Interest in two year colleges typically spikes when the economy sours; students look for affordable alternatives to pricier four-year universities and unemployed workers look to upgrade their job skills. Two community colleges in the Toledo area saw a 30 percent increase in summer enrollment; closer to Cleveland, Tri-C is expecting a 24 percent increase this fall.
How will community colleges meet today’s challenges? And what's Congress doing to help? We'll talk about it, Friday at 9 on 90.3.

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Sara Hebel, Senior Editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Janet Okoben, Education Reporter, The Plain Dealer
Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, President, Cuyahoga Community College
Jerry Webster, Vice President, Student and Administrative Affairs, Terra Community College

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