The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 2, 2009
Community college enrollment up nearly 5 percent

090902 cccco_logo_gray.jpgThis in from the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office:

California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott today announced that enrollment for the 2008/09 academic year increased by more than 135,000 students at the system's 110 colleges, based on newly collected data.

The final 2008/09 headcount reflects a 4.9 percent increase in students in relation to the 2007/08 academic years. The total number of students enrolled in California's community colleges was 2,913,735, the highest enrollment figure in the history of the system. The 2008/09 enrollment increase follows three consecutive years of growth for the system. California Community Colleges have seen a 15.9 percent increase in headcount in the last four years. This translates to nearly 400,000 additional students on our college campuses since the 2004/05 academic year.

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