PVCC Has Become Younger and Whiter

A study of their enrollment by Piedmont Virginia Community College has shown that enrollment by blacks has fallen by 13.6% in the past year and that 43% of the student body is under the age of 22, which is apparently a greater percentage than previously. The reasons for these changes aren’t clear, although the weakened economy and the skyrocketing cost of college education has led many students to enroll in a community college for two years before transferring to a four-year institution, which may explain the age shift. Kate Andrews has the story in today’s Progress.

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