An Essential Element of Higher Education
Community colleges are an integral part of the education system, serving 6.5 million students - almost half of all college undergraduates - in the United States. They offer numerous benefits to the communities they serve, including:
With their open admission requirements, community colleges have the unique capacity to educate non-traditional students and improve their chances in the job market. Distance education is critical to the long-term strategy of these institutions; more than half of all students enrolled in online courses are taking them at a community college.
Cisco and community colleges have a long history of collaboration and partnership. Cisco Networking Academy is deployed in four out of ten community colleges, delivering ICT skills to students in more than 700 community colleges in the United States.