Enrollment dips 5%

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Enrollment has decreased approximately 5 percent this semester. At the end of late registration Aug. 22, 6,026 students were enrolled, compared to 6,345 students enrolled at the same time last year.

“Enrollment as a whole across the state has been trending downwards. The possible reasons we’ve talked about is that as the economy continues to get better and the nation is recovering from the recession more people are going out to try to find jobs rather than going to school,” said Staci Martin, registrar and director of admissions. “We’ve also seen the local population of high school students decrease. Fewer kids are graduating to come to college. These are just some of our thoughts, things we’ve talked about informally.”

Enrollment figures will fluctuate. Students can register and make changes to their schedules Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 27-28, by visiting the Counseling Center on the second floor of the Devall Student Center. Students do not need to make an appointment.

Through Sept. 15, students will receive a 70 percent refund for dropped classes. From Sept. 15- 24, students will receive a 25 percent refund. No refunds will be given after Sept. 24.

QUEST and Full Throttle courses are also offered at KC-Longview.

QUEST courses give students an opportunity to earn 12 hours of college credit in 16 weeks. Fall courses begin Aug. 27.

Full Throttle classes begin on Sept. 24 for 12 weeks. Students may enroll in these courses until Sept. 21 without a late fee.

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