Number of students jumps at WITC, LSCWhen students headed back to class this week at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior, there were be a lot more of them. Lake Superior College in Duluth was also reporting all-time record enrollments.
When students headed back to class this week at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior, there were be a lot more of them.
Lake Superior College in Duluth was also reporting all-time record enrollments.
According to campus officials, WITC-Superior has experienced an increase of 12 percent in the number of students enrolled in credit classes and a 4 percent increase in noncredit students.
This boom in enrollment is a trend technical colleges throughout the state are seeing as unemployed workers who need retraining and students looking for affordable alternatives to four-year universities are turning to technical colleges.
The increase in online and flexible course delivery options is another attribute that is motivating people to enroll in technical colleges. These options give students the opportunity to expand their skill set while accommodating their work schedules.
Students who select WITC as their college of choice can choose from more than 100 career programs and certificates. For prospective students, the fact that they have the potential to obtain a degree in two years or less and graduate with considerably less debt incurred from student loans; technical colleges are fast becoming the first choice for those pursuing higher education.
The Superior campus serves students through day, evening, and online courses. Course offerings are available through general and community education as well as contract training partnerships with area business and industry.
Lake Superior College set an all-time enrollment record when classes began Monday.
LSC surpassed last year’s opening day totals early this week and expects to start the semester with an increase of approximately five percent in the total number of students enrolled. That brings the total number of students enrolled by the start date to 4,500, according to LSC director of admissions Melissa Leno.