PJC enrollment continues to climb

Jan 25, 2012

PARIS - Paris Junior College is reporting an enrollment that exceeds that of the previous two spring semesters.

The figures were part of a report presented to the PJC Board of Regents Monday.

The preliminary enrollment total is 5,785 students, seven more than in spring 2010 and 287 more than in 2011. The number of contact hours is up 10,471 from last year and 76,263 from two years ago. Students at Paris totaled 4,142, at Greenville 1,670, Sulphur Springs 819, and Commerce 119.

The numbers add up to more than the enrollment total because some students take classes at more than one campus and all online courses originate from Paris.

Dr. Pam Anglin praised the report, noting that community colleges statewide are seeing either flat enrollment or drops of 8-9 percent.

In other Board of Regent news, members chose Louise Taylor to fill the position of Vice President that was vacated when Rachel Braswell resigned. They also received an update on developing men’s and women’s soccer at PJC. An action item concerning the sport will go before the Board at their next meeting.