WVU Parkersburg summer enrollment reflects significant increases.
CONTACT: Anthony Underwood, vice president for student services, 304-424-8209.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg's summer enrollment is up by nearly 20 percent.
Headcount totals reflect a 19.8 percent increase with over 1,600 students in summer classes. Approximately 270 additional students are enrolled for the five terms being offered this summer compared to last year.
Also, more students are attending WVU Parkersburg this summer as full-time students. The college's full-time equivalence (FTE) rate has increased nearly 30 percent in comparison to last summer. The FTE formula calculates the equivalent number of full-time students.
College officials cite the current economy, the college's affordable tuition and an increase in displaced workers receiving training as contributing to the continuing enrollment growth.
WVU Parkersburg experienced a record enrollment increase last fall of 15 percent with more than 4,300 students enrolled. A similar increase is expected for the upcoming fall semester in August.
WVU Parkersburg is the fifth largest public institution of higher education in the state.
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