SF City College Enrollment Drops By 26 Percent

Embattled community college sees enrollment dip by 2,000 students.

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    There may be a few empty desks at City College of San Francisco come next semester.

    Fewer students are walking through City College of San Francisco's doors as the institution grapples with keeping its accreditation.

    Enrollment at the school is down by 4,000 students, according to the San Francisco Examiner -- and there are 26 percent fewer full-time students enrolled for the spring semester compared to this time last year.

    The potential loss of the college's accreditation is sending students to other schools for more of a guarantee, but other woes plague the college as well: there's no printed schedule, and there's a new "pay-to-stay" enrollment system, the newspaper reported.

    The college is hoping for 9,150 full-time students in the spring semester but so far has secured only 5,616, the newspaper reported.

    There are about 15,288 students of all kinds -- part-time and otherwise -- enrolled for the spring, compared to 19,289 enrolled by this time last year.

    City College could lose its accreditation and be forced to closed by July unless the school reforms. An accrediting commission has ruled that the college's financial and administrative woes are out of compliance with standards.