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Lake Land College Sees Student Body Growth

Lake Land College has announced a significant upturn in enrollment for the Spring 2024 semester, with the 10th-day enrollment report showing impressive growth. The report reveals a near 4% increase in total headcount compared to the previous year, marking the highest full-time equivalency enrollment since 2021.


According to the report, the total headcount for the Spring 2024 semester stands at 3,817, reflecting a rise of more than 130 students from Spring 2023. Moreover, there has been a 0.13% increase in FTE, reaching a three-year high of 2,455.1. The college welcomed 252 new students for the current semester, a notable increase of over 100 students compared to the previous year.


The number of international students has grown by more than 50%, while dual-credit enrollment has grown by nearly 5%. Lake Land College President Josh Bullock expressed his excitement at the continued preference for the college among students, attributing it to the institution's commitment to providing high-quality instruction and affordable education.


Bullock emphasized Lake Land College's dedication to offering accessible pathways to rewarding futures, citing its low tuition rates and innovative programs. Among these programs is the Pipeline for the Advancement of Healthcare Workforce Program Grant, which supports students in nursing and other healthcare programs through various forms of assistance, including tuition reimbursement and tutoring services.


Additionally, a new program called the Recruitment and Advancement of the Next Generation of Engineers (RANGE) is set to launch in Fall 2024, aimed at supporting low-income, rural high school, and alternative education engineering students. This initiative seeks to address the demand for local engineering positions by providing students with a structured cohort class experience and essential wraparound services.


Prospective students can enroll for the Summer and Fall 2024 semesters starting March 1 by visiting the Lake Land College website.

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