From Where Are the 3% Per Year New MCC Students Going to Come If Kids Under 10 Are Down 1.9%?

The number of children under the age of 10 in McHenry County is down 1.9$.

The number of children under the age of 10 in McHenry County is down 1.9$.

For its $1 billion (including interest) 40-year master plan, McHenry County College assumed a 3% annual increase in students.

The figure was apparently just picked out of the air.

No document has been disclosed that justifies use of the number.

Today the Chicago Tribune has an article talking about decrease in numbers of children under ten in Illinois and the Chicago metropolitan area.

Census figures show that segment of the population is down. 1.9% in McHenry County.

The internet title of the article is

Where are all the children?


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From Where Are the 3% Per Year New MCC Students Going to Come If Kids Under 10 Are Down 1.9%? — 6 Comments

  1. If I had to guess, illegals or foreigners with Student Visa’s.

    I wonder who will pay for their education???

  2. Too many colleges and universities paying very high administrator salaries and benefits for inflated numbers of administrators — a frequent news subject lately — is the problem not just nationally but locally.

    Will many of these campuses sooner or later be shut and empty?

    Taxpayers will be on the hook for the bond costs as well as pensions & benefits for every former worker — free ride for them for the rest of their lives!

    What a great deal for communities.

    Same with public schools as US population starts to decline. http://www.prb.org/Articles/2012/us-population-growth-decline.aspx

  3. Just because the overall child population goes down does not mean that enrollment will also decline.

    There’s no direct correlation in your logic process or these numbers.

    Given the current economic climate, fewer families can afford to send their kids directly to a four year college, especially if one is unwilling to drown these kids in debt.

    The more cost effective route is to take the lower level courses at a community college and them transfer to the “big” school.

    MCC is probably assuming that this fiscally prudent trend will continue with families as a mean to getting kids a higher education.

    Shame on you folks for not using your brains on this one.

  4. Please point me to the demographic study that shows MCC’s student population will grow 3% per year for the next forty years.

  5. Rod C: kids going to real colleges are able to default their loans and the government makes taxpayers pay for them via the IRS.

    That is what’s happening right now.

    Do we need a broke MCC too hopping on our backs too?

    I don’t.

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