I suspect that, as tuition for universities continue to increase, enrollment in community colleges will also increase.
Community colleges see increasing enrollment
— reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11
It’s hard for a lot of students and their families to keep up with the skyrocketing cost of college, but some are finding ways to take classes for less, at least for the first couple of years. Enrollment is up, and community colleges are places students might want to consider.
HCC Central Campus President Dr. Bill Harmon said affordability is only part of the reason.
He said it can cost up to two times more per year to attend a four-year state school, but he said the classes and professors at community colleges have improved too.
The University of Houston has just started a program that would make it easier for students from HCC to transfer.
The deal applies to several area community colleges.
Students sign an agreement, and if they get their two-year associate’s degree and are in good standing, they automatically get into U of H.