Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Boom in UTPA, STC enrollment continues

September 20, 2010 11:35 PM

More than 29,000 students enrolled in South Texas College’s fall semester this year, a record high for the institution and a 7 percent gain from last year.

The University of Texas-Pan American also reported a boost in enrollment numbers with nearly 19,000 students flocking to campus this fall. That represents a 2.3 percent increase from 2009’s fall semester.

Rio Grande Valley residents were looking for any chance to increase their employability, STC President Shirley Reed said in a news release.

“We are here to provide opportunities, and it’s more imperative than ever, with the state of the economy, to allow our students every possible venue to learn and earn a college degree,” she said. “No one ever dreamed STC would be at this enrollment level even two years ago.”

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