IOWA WESTERN SHOWS INCREASE IN SPRING ENROLLMENT
(Atlantic) Iowa Western Community College shows an increase in credit hours for their spring enrollment. The 7-percent increase over last year has become a trend at the institution for several years now.
Ann Pross, Cass County Center Director says, Iowa Western has been in a great position over the last couple of years and continues to see solid increases in enrollment thanks to a wide variety of reasons.
“The economic conditions are currently the driving force in people continuing their education perhaps, “ states Pross. “In addition, community colleges are offering many more options for students in terms of different packages, majors, and transferability of their credits onto four-year institutions.”
Pross says all of those factors in terms of tuition rates are very attractive in helping them increase their enrollment plus, “We are thankful that we have been able to have growth because of the support throughout our territory. We can invest those resources and create for example; the “Nursing Center for Excellence” which has enabled the nursing program to double its’size.”
In Addition, Pross says they are very excited about the new “Design Technology Program” they will be launching this fall that has a 30-student cap on it.
And Pross credits good instructors for making students always feel comfortable.