Community Colleges NC Funding and Enrollment

Enrollment challenges vary between urban and rural community colleges

About the authors

Rupen R. Fofaria is a reporter for EdNC. He grew up in Garner, NC and went to school at Washington Elementary, Ligon Middle and Enloe High Schools before receiving his B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland and J.D. with Honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Rupen is an award-winning journalist and former staff writer at The Orlando Sentinel, The Raleigh News & Observer and ESPN.com. His passion is storytelling and shining light on untold and under-reported issues. 

Ellen was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and is a proud graduate of the Pittsburgh Public School system. She then received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, spending a year in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Post-graduation, Ellen moved to Washington, D.C. for a job in Information Technology at the World Bank Group.… Read full bio »