Spartanburg Community College (SCC) has reached a record enrollment of 6,008 students for fall, 2011, with an increase of more than 41 percent in online enrollment.
“We are pleased that more and more students of all ages in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union counties are seeking quality, affordable higher education at SCC,” said SCC President Para M. Jones, Ph.D. “We offer certificate, diploma and associate degree programs that lead to immediate, rewarding employment, as well as university transfer options. With highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff, state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, the most affordable tuition in the region and high job placement rates, SCC provides incomparable value to students and families.”
According to Dr. Jones, a higher number of returning students contributed to the fall enrollment increase. “Our faculty and staff developed and implemented effective strategies to attract and retain students. Faculty, department chairs and deans developed several new programs in high-growth, high-demand fields such as medical coding, emergency medical technician/paramedic and production associate technology, which also contributed to the enrollment growth.
“Our partnerships with K-12 and business and industry have attracted high school students seeking dual-credit programs and adults seeking 21st century technology and professional skills to our multiple campuses,” Dr. Jones pointed out. “However, our greatest growth has been in online courses, which provide convenient college access to busy adult students, including those serving in the military. We are proud to be designated as a ‘Military-Friendly Institution’ and committed to serving active-duty military, veterans and reservists.”
Registration for spring 2012 classes that begin on January 9 is going on now. For a complete listing of all class schedule offerings, visit www.sccsc.edu/academics/search.aspx. For the best selection of classes, prospective students should enroll now. Individuals interested in applying to the College can contact the SCC Admissions Center at (864) 592-4800 or toll free (866) 591-3700 or apply online at www.sccsc.edu.
About Spartanburg Community College.
Named one of the fastest-growing colleges in the nation according to Community College Week, SCC offers more than 100 academic programs of study including associate degrees, diplomas and certificates, plus University Transfer opportunities to four-year colleges and universities. SCC provides flexible class scheduling including day, evening, weekend classes with multiple start dates and more than 100 online classes through SCCOnline. Offering the lowest tuition in the region, convenient locations, and regional/national accreditations, SCC offers educational opportunities leading to high-growth, high-demand jobs. The SCC Corporate & Community Education Division provides job and career enhancement, workforce development and personal enrichment courses and training programs. For more information, visit www.sccsc.edu.