24153 Community Colleges
- For the 2020 school year, there is 1 top community college in 24153, Salem, Virginia, serving 1,337 students.
- Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Black).
- The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is less than the state average of 36:1.
24153, VA Community Colleges (2020)
- College Location Students
- 1813 E Main St
Salem,  VA 24153
We look at a recent study by the National Center on Education and the Economy that indicates standards are too low at community colleges today. That low bar results in a high failure rate in the job market.
The role of community colleges in the world of higher education has expanded over the years and, as the country works to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, they may be more important now than ever. Read on to learn more about the changing role of community colleges.
Colleges across the country are struggling to recover from the massive upheaval to the 2019-20 semester wrought by COVID-19. Housing refunds and slashed budgets are bound to have long-term impacts for the institutions that survive. Some experts suggest community colleges may be the best equipped to ride out the storm and may have the greatest impact in helping America recover.