Community colleges will provide students the opportunity to consider the benefits of full-time enrollment.
Research indicates a high correlation between full-time enrollment and students achieving their educational objectives. The faster a student completes his or her education, the less time there is for life or family issues to get in the way. Students benefit from full-time attendance by increasing their earning potential sooner while colleges benefit from the greater efficiency of serving one full-time student versus two or more part-time students for the same funding.
Many community college students are not in a position to enroll full time, particularly those who work full time and are enrolled to upgrade their job skills as well as those who depend on full-time employment to support families. Nonetheless, there are simple steps that can be taken to ensure that all students are made aware of the benefits of full-time enrollment and can consider whether such a route is possible for them.