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Today’s community college leaders are grappling with enrollment, auditing changes, recovery from pandemic-related challenges, and more. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Community colleges can reinvigorate their missions by investing in online synchronous learning. 

This infographic, based on the eBook, The Future of Community Colleges: How to Boost Enrollment and Improve Student Outcomes With Online Learning, shows how.

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Serving All Students

Community colleges play a critical role in the higher education landscape, serving a diverse student population. 

Navigating a Challenging Landscape

However, declining enrollment has been a struggle for community colleges for more than a decade. 

The Digital Divide Is Shrinking

In the past, the digital divide was a barrier for community colleges who wanted to expand their reach with remote learning. But today, that divide is rapidly disappearing. 

Students Are Embracing Remote Instruction

With the tools to succeed in hand, students are now ready and eager to embrace online synchronous learning. 

  • 69% of first-year community college students prefer either fully online or hybrid learning according to a December 2020 survey
  • 65% of continuing community college students in 2020 said they prefer remote or hybrid learning
  • Students across all demographics prefer synchronous online learning according to a 2021 study of undergraduate learners

Improving Student Experiences With Synchronous Online Instruction

The data is clear: it’s time to reimagine remote learning at community colleges. By embracing online synchronous instruction, community colleges can provide a more connected and engaging remote learning experience, innovate in the classroom, and appeal to students who might otherwise have opted out of higher education.

Want to learn more about how your community college can better serve students with synchronous learning? Download our eBook: The Future of Community Colleges: How to Boost Enrollment and Improve Student Outcomes With Online Learning.