Enrollment figures have been steadily increasing while other junior colleges have watched their numbers reduce this year.
Fall semester started off with a 1.4 percent increase and now, spring semester has seen an increase by .5 percent since fall semester’s statistics.
According to Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Earl Dowling, the college has a satisfaction with the community which keeps students coming back.
“When we ask students on their application ‘Why did you apply?’, the number one reason is by word of mouth,” Dowling said.
Dowling said that from his position on campus, the spring enrollment numbers are what really stands out about the college.
“For those of us who have the responsibility for managing enrollment, the spring enrollment really tells a lot about the market place,” Dowling said.
According to Dowling, the college did not expect a huge increase in enrollment because it’s hard to recruit in the spring semester.
“In the summer we can tour parents and students all day long and the campus will almost sell itself, but for the spring term, you can’t do a campus tour,” Dowling said. “and inspite of not doing tours, enrollment is still trending upward.”
Dowling expects the Summer tours to bring in more students for fall 2013 semester especially once the MAC, SCC and PE building are finished.