P.C.C. Sees Spike In Enrollment

Pitt Community College appears to be headed toward a record fall this year.

Already the college has record summer enrollment with 3,903 students. Now the college's admissions office says there has been a 27% increase in the number of fall admission applications compared to this time last year.

PCC's vice president for Student Development Services says the economy continues to account for most of the increase. "Many people, as a consequence of the recession, are enrolling to update skills or to acquire new, marketable credentials," says Dr. Donald Spell.

Spell also says that escalating tuition rates have prompted many recent high school grads to attend community college for general education courses before transferring to four-year institutions.

Fall classes at PCC begin August 19th.


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  • by Lisa Location: Greenville on Jun 15, 2010 at 02:02 PM
    The state mandates that we have no application fee and open door admission.
  • by Easy U Location: ENC on Jun 14, 2010 at 09:32 PM
    Its all the Easy U students trying to obtain extra credits in order to graduate.
  • by Anon Location: Pitt county on Jun 14, 2010 at 05:52 PM
    It is interesting that PCC doesn't charge an application fee yet they come begging the tax payers every year for more money.
  • by Educ8or on Jun 14, 2010 at 01:42 PM
    Alot of students complete applications but never darken the doors - that's the problem with open door admissions especially when there's not fee associated with the applications process.
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