Harbor is a small college, which has been poorly funded for a long time. A bond measure a few years ago has resulted in a gigantic scool-wide remodelling construction project, which has included buildings being knocked down and rebuild, giant trenches being cut through campus opens paces, and a maze of chain-link fences protecting hazardous construction areas and restricting student movement between their classes. Right now, it is tought to be a student at Harbor College, and it will probably be years before the disruptive construction is complete. I am optimistic of a better future for Harbor, but that future is hard to see right now, through the backhoes and mud and hard-hats.
But in spite of that, I still love Harbor. There are many good teachers, and the art program is excellent (I have been in the Ceramics program for years). Harbor is particularly strong in evening classes and education for older adults returning to school after years in the workforce. Many of the classes I have taken feature a wide range of students, from fresh-out-of-highschool-kids all the way up to grandparents-who-still-love-to-learn.
I have high hopes that Harbor is in the early stages of transforming into a first-class Community College. On the Caterpillar-to-Butterfly scale, Harbor just went inside its Cocoon