CCC sees enrollment decline 18.6 percent, The Advocate reports

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Contra Costa College enrollment has declined significantly this fall semester, likely due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that abruptly forced schools to transition to remote learning, according to The Advocate, the school’s newspaper.

“As of Sept. 10, the current enrollment figure is 1,896 full-time students, which is an 18.6 percent decrease from fall semester of last year,” the newspaper reported. “The number of classes fell 7.6 percent, which is a loss of 53 sections.”

The abrupt transition to remote learning likely plays a role, in part because difficult economic times means some lack the technology to make the transition, school administrators told The Advocate. But steps have been taken to equip students in need, and not all has been doom and gloom in the new world of distance learning, the newspaper reports.

Read the full report here.