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The Technical College of the Lowcountry has been included in a list published by Community College Week of the country's fastest growing community colleges.
TCL reported in August that its enrollment was up quite a bit.
According to a TCL news the institution is South Carolina’s fastest growing technical college with a 51.9 percent growth rate from fall 2005 to fall 2009.
Here's the full news release from TCL:
The Technical College of the Lowcountry has been
recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing community colleges. Community
College Week recently published its annual rankings of the fastest growing
public two-year colleges in the country, and TCL earned the honor of being
ranked the 29th fastest growing college among colleges with
enrollments of 2,500 to 4,999.
This ranking highlights TCL’s 22 percent growth rate
between the fall 2008 and fall 2009 semesters. The study was based on
U.S. Department of Education data.
In addition, TCL is South Carolina’s fastest growing
technical college with a 51.9 percent growth rate from fall 2005 to fall
2009. Fall 2010 enrollment at TCL was also record-breaking, with an
approximate increase of 9 percent compared to the fall 2009 semester.
Approximately 2,800 students are currently enrolled in TCL’s credit programs.
“Our growth is due to a variety factors. The recession
has played a role as students seek affordable alternatives. Students are taking
advantage of the many financial aid options available including the S.C.
Lottery Tuition Assistance program,” TCL President Dr. Tom Leitzel said.
“Students are looking for quality programs of study that lead to better jobs.
More and more individuals are seeing TCL as the answer to their educational and
TCL offers degree, diploma and certificate programs in
industrial technologies, business technologies, arts and sciences, transfer
programs and health sciences.
TCL is now enrolling for the spring 2011 semester. For
more information, please call 843.525.8211 or visit www.tcl.edu.