• Pandemic’s affect on students by the numbersEnrollment: Dallas College is down -9.3% from fall 2019 for the first 16 weeks, -14% for the first 8 weeks, and up slightly in our second 8-week enrollment at +6%. (Source: Dallas College Systemic Reporting and Analytics October 2020).The following info is taken from the COVID-19 Student Needs SurveyAcademics:21 % very likely to take fewer classes26 % very likely to delay graduation 19 % somewhat likely to delay graduationOnline: 16 % lack regular access to a computer 47 % lack regular access to the internet 57 % struggle to find a quiet place or time to studyIncome:57 % report losing income and/or work hours44 % are likely to experience food insecurity within 30 daysTime:35 % have taken on additional daily care hours for dependents
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    Students are feeling the fallout from COVID-19

    By JASMINE RODGERS @TheEtCetera A recent survey by the Texas Association of Community Colleges shows that taking classes online is only one of the challenges students are facing as a result of COVID-19. This is [...]
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    Suspended fields of study likely to return

    Image courtesy of the Et Cetera By HARRIET RAMOS @HarrietRamosETC Ten fields of study suspended by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in July were green-lighted to return by the board’s transfer workgroup on Nov. [...]

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