Pensacola State College is welcoming an increased enrollment for fall term that began Aug. 21. PSC President Ed Meadows announced that total headcount is up 6.7 percent, and the fall-to-fall retention rate is up more than 6 percentage points from last year.
“We are working to increase those numbers even more as students register for our C session that begins Sept. 12 and D session that begins Oct. 17,” Dr. Meadows said.
“As an open access institution, we have a place, a program, a career-plan for students of all ages and backgrounds. We are constantly working to improve our educational offerings and increase student success. Enrolling more students indicates that our efforts are being effective.”
Providing courses to meet student and workforce needs is a strong focus at Pensacola State. The rise in enrollment can be attributed to numerous factors including a stronger emphasis on student advising, assistance in helping students secure scholarships and financial aid, increased contact with current and potential students, as well as a comprehensive marketing campaign targeting high school students. The results are a significant increase in student enrollment, retention and completion.
“We have very talented and nationally recognized faculty who are committed to the success of our students,” stated Meadows. “Although not all of our employees at the college have direct contact with students, everyone embraces that they have a vital role to perform and work in partnership and collaboration in serving our students.”