Sinclair Predicts Record-Breaking Enrollment

DAYTON, Ohio (01/05/09) – Sinclair Community College is anticipating record-breaking enrollment numbers again for the winter quarter. Well over 24,000 students started classes today – an increase of seven percent over Winter Quarter 2009. 

"Our full-time equivalent student enrollment is up 15 percent," said Dr. Steven Lee Johnson, president and CEO of Sinclair. "These students are coming to us to change their lives in positive ways, many seeking help to offset the troubles of the economy and to realize a better life. And Sinclair is ready to help." 

Over all, Sinclair is growing across of its locations:
· Courseview Campus Center anticipates a nearly 60 percent enrollment growth
· Englewood Learning Center is currently up 18 percent
· Huber Heights Learning Center is currently up 11 percent
· Dayton campus is on track for a solid 13 percent increase
· Preble County Learning Center, in Eaton, is running about 50 percent higher in enrollment than expected for the first year of such a learning center 

Students have a 14-day timeframe within which to drop or add classes. All enrollment numbers will be finalized after that period ends on January 18, 2010. 

"In addition to welcoming the surge of degree and credit course students, we are also serving an ever greater number of area employers," added Johnson. "We are retraining many in the workforce with our improved capacity in consulting and training services in our Workforce Development and Corporate Services division." 

Sinclair’s enrolled over 25,000 students in the fall; an increase of nearly 15 percent over the fall of 2008.

Natasha Baker, APR
Director of Communications
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