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Students seeking a less costly education have been clamoring to attend community colleges. But they’re facing an unexpected obstacle. According to a recent Pearson Foundation Community College Student Survey, nearly 40% of community college students couldn’t register for a class this semester because it was full.
Here are some other findings regarding community college students:
- 47% have taken at least one course online in fall 2011
- 74% were satisfied with their online course(s)
- 39% would like to take all their classes online
The survey also looked at how community college students are using technology. It found:
- Nearly 10% own a tablet device
- 64% use their tablets for academic-related activities
- 42% use smartphones in the same way
One more interesting area of questions: Did students feel their high schools prepared them for college:
- 52% said no
- 48% would have liked basic skills to be emphasized in high school
- 52% would’ve liked more courses offered
- 49% would’ve preferred more challenging courses to be offered.
What’s your take on the survey results? Let us know in the comments section below.
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