Three Rivers College Continues Growth in Spring Semester | News
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) - Three Rivers College says they continue to break enrollment records, starting its spring semester with an enrollment of over 4,300 students.
Three Rivers started the semester on Jan. 14 with 4,310 students, a 2 percent increase from last spring’s record-setting enrollment.
Those students registered for 46,280 credit hours of classes, an increase of over 8 percent from last year’s numbers.
The totals include enrollment at the Poplar Bluff campus, the college’s Centers at Sikeston, Kennett, Dexter, Malden, and Cape Girardeau, as well as satellite sites across Three Rivers’ 15-county service area.
“These numbers show our success in meeting the needs of the area, both its residents and its employers,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, President of Three Rivers. “We’re not simply trying to give our students a certificate or diploma; we’re preparing them for the job market, both for today and in the future.”
The college, which was recently named as one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation by the national publication “Community College Week,” has undergone a meteoric rise in recent years.
Last fall, Three Rivers posted all-time high enrollment numbers of 4,652 students, and completely filled all classes offered through its Center at Sikeston.
To help increase capacity, the Poplar Bluff campus is preparing to open its new Academic Resource Center in May, and groundbreaking is expected to begin in March for a comprehensive Eastern Campus in Sikeston.
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