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Local BCC headcount drops while online enrollments climb

 

Although enrollment at Barton Community College’s Great Bend campus declined by about 6 percent, the college saw an overall 6 percent enrollment increase in the summer and fall of 2011, compared to the same time in 2010, college officials announced.

The continuing trend of enrollment growth is attributed primarily to students taking online courses. Barton President Dr. Carl Dr. Heilman said he predicts online enrollments could constitute more than 40 percent of the total enrollment in the next five to 10 years.

"Barton will continue to harness the online engine," he stated in a news release.

Meanwhile, strategies are ...


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