Posts With Keyword ‘enrollment’

Economic Factors Slowed Enrollment Process at Central College

Posted: Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 at 6:21 am

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Central College is preparing to welcome over 400 first-year and transfer students to campus this weekend, which is another strong enrollment number for the college. However, the situation didn’t always look so promising. Carol Williamson, Vice President of Enrollment at Central, says in mid-May, confirmed registrations were lower than the school had hoped for.

“We were quite nervous in spring of this year, and about mid-May the number didn’t look as healthy as it does today, and I think a lot of that has to do with the residual effects of the economy, as other businesses are feeling as well.”

Williamson said the situation was a common one for nearly every college throughout the Midwest.

“I think not just Central, but colleges across the country and the Midwest were seeing the same sort of behavior patterns from students this spring, and many colleges were in our same situation,” said Williamson. “Usually colleges are talking about ‘Oh, we’re done,’ or ‘We have our numbers,’ and nobody was really at that point in mid-May this year.”

Last year, 443 students were enrolled for the fall semester at Central College, which was the third largest enrollment ever. Classes at Central will start next Wednesday.

Near-Record Class Enrolled at Central

Posted: Sunday, September 20th, 2009 at 6:21 am

The official numbers are in, and Central College has announced this year’s first-year class as their third-largest freshman class ever – and the largest since the 1980s.

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Many Marion County Students Choose Area Community Colleges

Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2009 at 6:23 am

Many of the graduates of Marion County High Schools are choosing to continue their educations at community colleges close to home; evident by data from both Des Moines Area Community College and Indian Hills Community College.

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Third-largest Freshmen Class Enrolled at Central College

Posted: Thursday, September 17th, 2009 at 6:27 am

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The official numbers are in, and Central College has announced this year’s class as their third-largest freshman class ever – and the largest since the 1980s.

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Large Freshman Class Enrolled at Central this Fall

Posted: Sunday, September 6th, 2009 at 6:21 am

Nearly 500 incoming students moved into the dorms at Central College at the end of last month, including 444 first-year students.

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