Cape Cod Community College Sees Declining Enrollment

4CSWEST BARNSTABLE – Cape Cod Community College is seeing a decline in enrollment, mirroring trends nationwide.

The college saw a student decline of just under six percent in the last year.

College Spokesman Michael Gross says the Cape’s unique population changes are one factor at play.

“We are looking at a national trend which is really exacerbated  by the changeover in population we’ve had here on the Cape. We’ve lost a large population of families, with older people buying homes here.”

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Gross says as a result of declining enrollment numbers and reduced funding from the state, the college is reassessing course offerings and evolving the school to meet current demand.