Lack of sufficient funding also an issue
President Penelope Wills told the College Governing Board at its November meeting that Coconino Community College had experienced a 12% drop in enrollment by headcount. She attributed the drop to a decision by Northern Arizona University (NAU) to close its residence halls to first-year Coconino students. Without the residence halls, she said students outside Flagstaff were unable to enroll in Coconino.
She also attributed the drop to a deemphasis by Coconino Community College on Career and Technical Education programs. Finally, he said that a lack of proper funding for the Community College may have also played a role.
President Wills comments on this issue can be viewed in the two minute video below. You may also view a video of the entire Board meeting by clicking here and then clicking on “Meeting Videos.”