April 7, 2024
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Community colleges face declining enrollment


The number of students enrolled at Santa Barbara City College dropped from 19,116 in 2015-16 to 17,608 in 2016-17. First, a weak economy drove down community college enrollment in the Tri-Counties. Now a strong economy is having the same effect. Throw in a demographic shift that’s left many cities short on young people, and the…


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