Enrollment down slightly at LBWCC for summer term

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 28, 2014

LBWCC Community College saw a slight decrease in the number of students enrolled during the summer term this year, but officials say they also have good news as well.

Officials said though there was a decline, enrollment is comparable to pre-recession levels.

Eight-hundred-thirty-nine students enrolled for the summer term, which was down 4.98 percent from last summer, but credit hours loads were only down 1.74 percent at 7,066 credit hours.

“The good news is that there is a 7.63 percent increase in the number of full-time students this summer,” said Renee LeMaire, LBWCC public information officer.

LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel said that while there was a slight decrease from last summer, the college has taken several measures to help reverse the trend.

“Many students are taking advantage of the new NBS payment plan, which makes college more affordable by allowing students to pay their tuition in several installments,” Riedel said. “We also offer a new textbook rental program.”

Officials said the second mini-term is getting under way, which marks the half-way point for the full summer term.

“Faculty and staff are already preparing for fall semester, and in July we will be in full swing as we welcome incoming freshmen to orientation sessions at all campus locations,” LeMaire said.

Riedel encouraged those interested in attending for the fall to take the necessary steps to enroll for the semester.

“Registration for the fall begins July 11, and we encourage all new students to start the admissions and financial aid process immediately by contacting the admissions office on any of our campuses,” he said.

For more information, call 334-222-6591.