Sergey Bystrov, a student nurse, outside the College Medical Center in Long Beach, Calif. The program at Long Beach City College, had 1,200 applicants this fall and accepted only 32 of them.

LBCC Nursing Student Sergey Bystrov, photographed outside of the College Medical Center in Long Beach, California, on December 1st, 2020. (James Bernal for the Hechinger Report)