Community-College Students Say They Struggle to Get Into Needed Classes

From students' perspective, community colleges are no longer able to offer the access to an education that they have long promised, says a report released on Wednesday.

One in five community-college students had a difficult time getting into at least one course that they needed in fall 2010, and almost a third could not get into a class that they wanted, according to the national survey, commissioned by the Pearson Foundation. Hispanic students were particularly affected, with 55 percent saying they could not enroll in a class they wanted because it was already full.

Community-College Students Say They Struggle to Get Into Needed Classes