VC sees notable increases in Spring 2017 enrollment
Spring 2017 enrollment
David Hinds

Victoria College saw substantial increases in Spring 2017 enrollment for dual credit and early admission students and the persistence rate for reported first-time-in-college students as compared to a year ago.

Dual credit and early admission enrollment rose 8 percent from 615 in Spring 2016 to 662 in Spring 2017, according to Dr. Patricia Rehak, VC’s executive director of Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Assessment.

The rate for reported first-time-in-college students returning to VC for the Spring 2017 semester after attending VC during the Fall 2016 semester rose 4 percent. There was a 3.2 percent increase in reported first-time-in-college students enrolled from Spring 2016 to Spring 2017.

“It's a team effort at VC when it comes to getting students through to their goals,” VC President Dr. David Hinds said. “There are so many factors that have impact on enrollment and retention. We are beginning to implement strategies around student success that I believe are having impact. That could mean something simple, but as powerful, as learning students’ names to making sure students have out- of-class supports like study groups and tutoring.”

“Maintaining the right levels of rigor, relevance, resources and student retention is a team sport,” VC Vice President of Instruction Marjorie Price-Seeger said. “All employees at VC matter in building up student success.”

Overall, VC enrollment increased by nearly 2 percent from 3,557 students in Spring 2016 to 3,626 for Spring 2017.
Published: Wednesday, 19 April 2017
 

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