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Four-Year Students Fill Community College's Classrooms

Ohio’s Columbus State Community College is receiving a boost in enrollment thanks to Ohio State University students who are filling its classroom seats. Jim Jacobs, associate director of TC’s Community College Research Center, said this reflects a growing trend.

Ohio's Columbus State Community College is receiving a boost in enrollment thanks to Ohio State University students who are filling its classroom seats.  Jim Jacobs, associate director of TC's Community College Research Center, said this reflects a growing trend among students who are looking for the best value based on cost and convenience. 

For example, CSCC courses cost about half the tuition charged for OSU classes, and some students feel more comfortable in smaller classroom settings.  Jacobs said to expect more students to blend community and four-year college classes at all but the top 100 elite colleges and universities in the future.

The article, entitled "Increasing Number of OSU Students Taking Classes at Columbus State," was featured on January 3 on WOSU, the public broadcasting stations of the Ohio State University.

 

Published Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005

Four-Year Students Fill Community College's Classrooms

Ohio's Columbus State Community College is receiving a boost in enrollment thanks to Ohio State University students who are filling its classroom seats.  Jim Jacobs, associate director of TC's Community College Research Center, said this reflects a growing trend among students who are looking for the best value based on cost and convenience. 

For example, CSCC courses cost about half the tuition charged for OSU classes, and some students feel more comfortable in smaller classroom settings.  Jacobs said to expect more students to blend community and four-year college classes at all but the top 100 elite colleges and universities in the future.

The article, entitled "Increasing Number of OSU Students Taking Classes at Columbus State," was featured on January 3 on WOSU, the public broadcasting stations of the Ohio State University.

 

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