City College has had a vibrant yet tumultuous history. Enrollment has ebbed and flowed, but only in the last decade, has the college had to face some of its toughest challenges. Time and time again, the dedicated employees and community members have stood up for their college.
This year’s enrollment has fallen 12% compared to the 2021 fall semester, according to City College Chancellor David Martin at the Aug. 25 Board of Trustee meeting
Interim-Chancellor Vurdien announced January 21st that City College intends to issue pink slips to a yet undisclosed number of employees.
Under the watchful eye of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, the City College Board of Trustees contemplate their financial strategy for the next five years and beyond.
Facing budget constraints and continued accreditation pressures, the College’s Multi-Year Budget and Enrollment Plan outlines steep cuts, including at least 600 fewer class sections.
City College students and faculty of non-credit classes are moving online along with the rest of the school. Some adjustments have been difficult, but others will bring a welcome change.
City College faces an 18 percent decline in enrollment compared to last year. The same situation can be seen in many higher institutions in the United States due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic hardships that have followed.
City College is currently awaiting a decision that decides whether it will be accredited by an accrediting agency. The accrediting agency, in turn, is being reviewed by the Department of Education.
City College’s marketing plan has halted the downward spiral of student enrollment that reduced the college’s numbers by more than 20 percent in the last eight years.