Community College in D.C. Off to a Good Start

A year ago, the Community College of the District of Columbia was split off from the four-year University of the District of Columbia, a historically black educational institution. The community college has open admissions while stricter standards were applied for admission to the four-year university.

There were 960 students when the community college opened last fall. Enrollments now stand at 2,335. Even more encouraging is the fact that 700 of the original 960 students remained in school for the full year and 50 percent of the original freshmen have registered for classes this coming fall.

The community college has 35 full-time faculty members and offers associate degree programs in two dozen disciplines. This fall new programs will be introduced in automotive technology, fashion merchandising, and construction management.