Summer sessions boost enrollment, courses
Summer sessions this year recorded an overall increase in the number of courses offered across the 12 weeks of sessions, leading to a 2 percent increase in enrollment compared to summer 2013.
The Division of Extended Learning reported that the college offered 332 courses this summer, an increase of more than 18 percent from the 281 courses offered in 2013, said Karen Moore, interim coordinator of summer and winter sessions.
This is partly attributable to a significant bump in the number of courses offered online, she said. This summer, 181 courses were offered online, a 25 percent jump over the 144 in summer 2013.
Thanks to a new program allowing for flexible class sizes, the number of course cancellations due to under-enrollment decreased from 83 canceled courses in 2013 to 52 this summer.
“The campuswide cooperation has been crucial to the success of both summer and winter sessions,” Moore said.
(Posted: Sep 22, 2014)