More students for MVCC

Published Sep 11, 2017 at 4:00pm

MVCC has a lot to cheer about as the new academic year begins.

Unlike at many other schools, enrollment at Mohawk Valley Community College has increased slightly this fall. Though the increase is small, it reverses a trend of downward enrollment in recent years.

Fall enrollment for full-time equivalent students (total number of students divided by 15 credit hours) is 3,852, up 50 from a year ago. President Randall J. Vanwagoner said he knew of only two schools that saw increased enrollment.

The Rome campus was a key component of this good news. The Rome campus saw a 10 percent gain, outperforming the main campus in Utica. There are now 700 students in Rome.

The good enrollment news comes as the Rome campus received a major upgrade with a multimillion dollar renovation and expansion of the college’s John D. Plumley complex. Congratulations to MVCC for these major accomplishments.