October 26, 2007
Rural Community Colleges Are the Land-Grant Institutions of This Century
Community colleges in all areas of the country offer students opportunities for postsecondary education that they might not otherwise have. But the nearly 600 community colleges that serve rural communities play a special role in providing access, one that deserves greater understanding and recognition.
As Arthur M. Cohen, who was then a professor of higher education at the University of California at Los Angeles, and Florence B. Brawer, who was then research director of the Center for