According to a report from the Cabrillo College Planning and Research Department:
In 2002-2003 the total population of Learning Disability (LD) students was 3.0%, but 6.2% of the degree/certificate awards went to LD students.
In Spring 2003, a higher percentage of LD students completed their classes than other students. LD students earned 66.9% of the units attempted compared to 64.1% of other students.
I am a 46 year-old re-entry student working toward a degree in Nursing at Cabrillo College. I am about to enter level two and currently hold a 3.0 G.P.A. in the program. In my career as a student at Cabrillo, I have made the Dean’s List twice, despite being diagnosed with a learning disability. I believe this is due, in part, to my willingness to utilize the benefits that are offered to me on campus including: academic counseling, workshops, tutoring, learning accommodations, and participating in other LSP/DSPS programs. The R.N.’s who helped care for my daughters inspired me to continue my education and to demand great things for and from myself. I look forward to a challenging and rewarding career as an R.N. and by achieving this goal I am fulfilling my primary purpose of being a productive member of society. I am setting an example for my children, as well as affording them every opportunity for a healthy, happy childhood.