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Fall Enrollment at SUNY Rockland Community College Surges to 6,600. The 7% Increase is Celebrated With a Special Flag Raising Ceremony

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: November 9, 2007

CONTACT: Lisa Saunders

(845) 574-4244

 

 

Fall Enrollment at SUNY Rockland Community College Surges to 6,600.
The 7% Increase is Celebrated With a Special Flag Raising Ceremony

 

 

Suffern, NY - SUNY Rockland Community College will raise a new College flag to fly below its existing flags to celebrate its 7% enrollment increase and new program opportunities.

 

This flag-raising event will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 11:15 a.m., at the main entrance of the College on College Rd. Student government leaders and international students will raise the flag together with senior college administrators. The event precedes the international student Thanksgiving luncheon at 12:00.

 

Nearly 500 more students are taking advantage of the opportunities at SUNY Rockland this semester. Enrollment grew from 6,138 in Fall ‘06 to 6,600 for Fall ‘07, an increase of 7%.

 

Enrollment is up in the following categories: full-time, part-time, first-time, continuing, returning and transfer students. The major increases are in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Criminal Justice and Business. The increase in "FTEs," or full-time equivalent students, which is the formula used by the state to calculate state aid, is 5.3%.

 

"This year's significant increase in enrollment tells us that the community is becoming increasingly aware of the many advantages of SUNY Rockland, which we find very gratifying," said Dr. Cliff L. Wood, President. "The word is out that the College offers a high-quality, affordable education and transferability to top four-year schools."

 

Online registration eases the enrollment process for many students, as does the convenience of having all student services, such as Admissions, Records, Bursar, Financial Aid and Advisement centrally located in the Technology Center.

 

New offerings include weekend programs in Nursing, Business and Liberal Arts. New classroom courses include Marine Biology, Chinese and Zumba. New online courses range from Automotive Technology and Fire Protection to Irish Literature and Art of Africa, Asia & the Americas.

 

For more information, contact the President's Office at 845-574-4214.

 

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Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate's degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.

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