1.1 thousand community colleges
12.3 million college programs offered
795,235 Associate degrees awarded
494,995 Certificates degree awarded
5.5 million students enrolled in online classes

Median distance from home to school

8 miles for community college students
18 miles for 4-year school students
46 miles for private school students

7.3 million students
38% full-time
62% part-time
43% men

57% women
49% White
22% Hispanic
14% Black
6% Asian/Pacific Islander
1% Native American
3% Two or more races
5% Other
62% Full-time and employed
36% First generation
17% Single parents
12% Students with disabilities
4% Veterans

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics. (2015). American Association of Community Colleges, February 2016. American Council on Education, “Education Deserts: The Continued Significance of ‘Place’ in the Twenty-First Century,”  Viewpoints Voices from the Field, February 2016. Instructional Technology Council 2014 Distance Education Survey Results, April 2015.