Numbers increase at EGCC

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Eastern Gateway Community College saw another double-digit enrollment increase this semester.

The multi-campus school says their ranks now number 2,832. The spring 2014 enrollment was 2,573.

The university credits the increase mostly to return students.

“The college is delighted with the number of continuing and returning students,” said Dr. Laura Meeks, college president. “This is encouraging as our work for student success is reflected in the continuing enrollment. Among the measures the college follows are the successful completion of courses as well as enrollment from one semester to the next and then through degree or certificate attainment as well as transfer to a four-year institution.”

The college’s new Valley Center in Youngstown continues to show sustained growth. Students taking courses at the center jumped 52 percent, from 683 to 1,037.

The enrollment boost comes on the heels of two other Valley universities reporting enrollment declines. There are 12,823 students enrolled at Youngstown State University this spring, which is down one percent from a year ago.

Kent State Trumbull lost 184 students from a year ago. Their enrollment stands at nearly 3,000.

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