Enrollment numbers strong at LBWPublished 1:38am Thursday, August 29, 2013
Enrollment is holding steady at LBW Community College, staff said Wednesday.
Reports show that 1,586 are enrolled with credit hours totaling 17,114.
“Keep in mind that we still do not have complete dual enrollment numbers, so these numbers will likely change,” said Dr. Herb Riedel. “We are very close to last fall’s numbers.”
Riedel said enrollment is holding steady at “pre-recession levels.”
“We anticipated flat enrollment this year,” he said. “Currently, we are down two percent from the comparable number last year, but final numbers are not in yet.”
Riedel said that changes in the Pell Grant program has made it more difficult for many students to qualify for federal aid.
“And that means that students are finding it hard to afford to pay for their education,” he said. “Private support through the two college foundations provided $123,000 in scholarship support and the college budgeted $970,000 for institutional scholarships.”