Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

CC spring enrollment sets new record

Clarendon College spring enrollment is the highest spring enrollment in the school’s 120-year history with 1,451 students enrolled.

Total enrollment settled at 1,451 following the 12th class day last Wednesday. That’s up 4.2 percent from the spring 2017 enrollment of 1,393.

Several factors have contributed to the increased number of students.

“Our growth this semester is due to increased enrollment in our dual credit programs, distance education and the implementation of new programs on the Clarendon campus,” CC President Dr. Robert Riza said. “I am happy with the hard work and commitment of our faculty and staff to continue to increase enrollment each year.”

Clarendon College has worked over the past few years to increase course offerings at service area dual credit high schools and ensure students have the opportunity to graduate high school with college hours or a credential in hand that will allow them to go right to work.

“We hope to continue to provide opportunities for our service area and build on the success we’ve seen in the last four years,” Riza said.

The fall 2017 report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center reveals that community colleges collectively experienced one- to three-percent declines in enrollment each year for the past three years.
Clarendon College has seen an increase in each of those years, and the college has set records for enrollment every semester for the past 12 months.

Dual credit enrollment is at 583 compared to 564 in spring 2017. Enrollment at the Jordan and Roach correctional units is at 143, up from 134 last fall; and distance education is at 139, up from 125.

Enrollment on the home campus in Clarendon is 305 compared to 246 last spring.

The Clarendon College Pampa Center has an enrollment of 199, down from 245; the Childress Center is at 43 students compared to 53 last fall; and the Amarillo Center is at 39, up from 26.

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