Washington State Community College sees increase in fall enrollment

Updated: May. 26, 2021 at 11:02 PM EDT
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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Many commuter colleges are already looking at the students they will be getting next semester.

Washington State Community College is seeing an increase in early fall enrollment in comparison to last year, and 2019.

Officials say that many commuter colleges did not see the expected surge in people going to community colleges during the pandemic.

However, Washington State is seeing a noticeable surge in people wanting to take classes at its campus.

Washington State says more in-person learning coming back might be the reason why.

“We’re going to more of our typical mix of in-person and online offerings for the fall. And so, certainly, every student has a different preference for their course delivery. And I do think that now that the COVID restrictions are beginning to lift, and there’s more opportunity for in-person learning that that’s certainly going to attract students who otherwise were not inclined to enroll in an online capacity,” says institutional advancement vice president, Amanda Herb.

Washington State Community College says it will be following CDC and state guidelines for mask wearing.

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