Sacramento community colleges cut classes to catch up with steep enrollment drop

Los Rios Community College District is cutting planned classes for the fall as it aligns its offering with the steep drop in enrollment that unfolded during the coronavirus pandemic.

Over the past two years, enrollment at Los Rios’s four colleges — American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City — plunged by 17% from the 70,000 full- and part-time students it serves in a typical year. It’s a trend unfolding at community colleges across the country, where a hot U.S. labor market could be leading people to choose jobs over school.

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