Created: August 14, 2020 07:30 AM
The pandemic is having another impact on the education system. Some college students are deciding to go to a community college rather than a four-year school.
Community colleges in Western Massachusetts are seeing a surge in applications.
Changes to college courses and campus life have people thinking about other options.
“Anecdotally our admissions team reported that we have seen a significant surge in applications and enrollment during the last couple of weeks. Because of COVID-19, our numbers were down, but they are now significantly improved,” Yurko said.
Public colleges and universities have been facing budget pressures and declining enrollment in recent years.
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