An audit report shows Southeast Community College increased full-time equivalent enrollment, by about 7.6% the past year.
The report by Dana F. Cole and Company shows full time enrollment for which state aid is based upon, at 9,447 students as of June 30th the end of the academic year. That compares with 8,776, one year ago.
Meanwhile, an enrollment report on the summer quarter of the new year shows full time enrollment up about 16%, over the same quarter last year. College President Doctor Jack Huck says that likely sets a new high.
Summer term enrollment at SCC was 1,855 students up 256 from the same quarter last year. SCC Board member Jim Garver believes educational tax credit changes that recently passed Congress have played a role in the increase in college participation.
Huck says other factors working in the colleges favor are an increase in military benefits for education, low tuition and the overall economy.
A full time student is one who takes at least 45 quarter credit hours of classroom, laboratory, clinical or independent study work over a year’s time.
(special thanks to Doug Kennedy, KWBE, Beatrice)