VC sees slight decline in fall enrollment

Carolina Astrain By Carolina Astrain

Sept. 16, 2013 at 4:16 a.m.

Victoria College has 18 fewer students enrolled compared to last fall.

Preliminary numbers showed a 15 student increase, but after the official reporting date Sept. 12, the number went down 0.4 of a percent compared to the same period last year, according to VC's report to the state.

Decreases in its state report were also found in female enrollment, white enrollment, total contact hours, vocational contact hours, first-time in college enrollment, online course enrollment (duplicated) and the number of online course offerings.

Areas that experienced increases include male enrollment, African-American enrollment, Hispanic enrollment, academic contact hours, online course enrollment (unduplicated), Virtual College of Texas enrollment, dual credit and early admission enrollment and total distance education enrollment.

"The increases in the male and minority student populations have been very encouraging," said Jennifer Yancey, VC vice president of college advancement and external affairs. "We will continue to pursue new training opportunities and programs that can entice more people to come to college and get a great paying job."



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