Private schools partner with community colleges to boost enrollment

Madison Rexroat

Private colleges have faced financial threats in recent years as their tuition-based income decreases and the population of incoming high-school graduates plateaus. 

To improve their outlook, more private colleges are partnering with community colleges to make their schools more appealing to students who would otherwise choose a less expensive option. 

By guiding students to courses best suited for their college and career path, this partnership allows students to attend a two-year university and then transfer with ease to a private school. Instead of dealing with credits that won’t transfer or having to pay a full four years of private school tuition, students are able to achieve a degree that they can afford without sacrificing prestige. The schools, on the other hand, gain at least some of the revenue that would have gone to public universities.

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