Enrollment steady at LBWCC

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The number of students attending LBW Community College this semester is slightly down from the spring term 2014.

According to numbers from LBWCC spokesperson Renee LeMaire, the college saw a decline of 1.22 percent from the same time last year.

There are currently 1,456 students enrolled this semester.

Additionally, the number of credit hours is down 3.44 percent from last year at 14,847 credit hours.

LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel said Tuesday those are preliminary numbers, which are expected to increase slightly when final figures are available.

“We are slightly down from last spring after a fall semester that saw an increase in enrollment for the first time in three years,” Riedel said.

In the fall, 1,614 students were enrolled at the college, taking 17,621 credit hours.

“Everyone’s goal at LBWCC is for all of our students to be successful and stay in college. We would like to see more people take advantage of the offerings we provide. A student who earns an associate degree has a lifetime earning potential of $500,000 more than someone with only a high school degree.”