As the first week of classes begin at Erie Community College, the number of students enrolled for the fall 2010 semester is nearing a new record, ECC President Jack Quinn announced Monday.
ECC current enrollment is 13,383 students. That figure is expected to grow, and college officials anticipate that it will top the college’s previous enrollment record of 14,328 reached in fall 2009 by next week, Quinn said.
So far in 2010, ECC has enrolled a total of 21,317 students. At this time last year, ECC had enrolled 20,092 students.
The number of veterans enrolled at ECC has also increased in fall 2010. ECC currently enrolls 685 veterans, an increase of 215 since fall 2009. ECC has been named a Veterans-Friendly Educational Institution by the Erie County Veterans Service Agency.
“These record numbers are a testament to ECC’s top quality faculty that are meeting the academic demands of today’s students,” Quinn said. “ECC has also improved its admissions process, which has helped a new era of students with a smooth transition into higher education.”
ECC offers more than 90 associate degree, certificate and academic training programs in the areas of Business and Public Service, Engineering and Technologies, Health Sciences and Liberal Arts.
Erie Community College meets the needs of a diverse student body and contributes to regional economic vitality by providing excellent, flexible, affordable and accessible educational programs in a multi-campus environment committed to continuous improvement.