Community Colleges See Boom Times

Can onsite dining benefit from the dramatic increases in enrollment occurring at community colleges nationwide?

As a slumping economy drives growing numbers of students to lower-priced alternatives in higher education, community colleges represent a potential growth niche in an otherwise challenging foodservice business environment. Enrollment at the nation's 1,200 two-year community colleges is estimated to be up 10 percent this year.

A lot of this is due to the segment's traditional “older students” looking to make themselves more marketable. Also swelling the enrollment ranks are recent high

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