RCCC sees record fall enrollment
Swelled by unemployed workers seeking training for new jobs and more students staring their higher education at community colleges, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s fall semester enrollment has reached a record-high level, the college said in a press release.
Approximately 7,000 students currently are enrolled at RCCC, roughly 1,130 more than in fall 2008. That’s an increase of 19.3 percent. The number of students taking a full-time course load has increased almost 26 percent ó 2,895 now compared to 2,300 in fall 2008.
College officials say the record enrollment is no surprise.
“We expect some enrollment fluctuations over the next couple of weeks; however, we expect to hover around 7,000 fall semester students,” said Gaye McConnell, RCCC vice president for student services. “We have added class sections, and some of our classes are larger than usual, but the college has worked hard to accommodate as many students as possible.”