CSC student enrollment increasing

An increasing number of students are making Chadron State College their choice for higher education.

This past Wednesday, during the sixth week of classes, institutional data showed the headcount at CSC was up nearly 2 percent. A total of 2,981 students were enrolled, 57 more than the same time in 2011. The college's full-time equivalency also was up 1.36 percent to 2,229.

Dr. Randy Rhine, CSC interim president says "it's entirely possible that our end-of-term headcount will be above 3,000, and that's a number we haven't reached since 1995."

The largest percentage increase was in the institution's graduate programs. 629 students enrolled in master's degree courses this fall compared to 596 last year, a 5.5 percent increase in headcount and a 10.51percent increase in full-time equivalency.

Rhine said the undergraduate increase reflects growth in on-campus enrollment, as most of those students are attending classes in person rather than online or other distance delivery methods.

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