EGCC enrollment continues to grow

STEUBENVILLE – Eastern Gateway Community College witnessed another double-digit enrollment increase this semester, growing from 2,573 students last spring to 2,832 this spring.

The 10 percent increase is boosted by a healthy return of students from the fall semester, college officials said.

Although there was an increase in the number of new students enrolling, students continuing their studies from one semester to the next account for the largest category increase of students.

“The college is delighted with the number of continuing and returning students,” said Laura Meeks, college president.

“This is encouraging as our work for student success is reflected in the continuing enrollment. Among the measures the college follows are the successful completion of courses as well as enrollment from one semester to the next and then through degree or certificate attainment as well as transfer to a four-year institution,” Meeks said.

Also, the college’s new Valley Center in Youngstown continues to show sustained growth, officials said.

The number of students taking courses at the center jumped 52 percent, from 683 to 1,037.