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March 3, 2024 10:44 pm

Wayne Community College’s spring enrollment highest in years

GOLDSBORO – Enrollment for the spring 2024 semester at Wayne Community College is the highest the College has seen since before COVID.

The pandemic caused significant impacts on enrollment for higher education institutions, but according to WCC Vice President of Academic and Student Services Brandon Jenkins, the College is finally seeing a return to normalcy.

As of the first day of spring 2024 classes, curriculum enrollment has increased by 10.4% since 2021 and 4.6% since 2023. This comes after several semesters of consecutive, incremental growth.

WCC’s Career and College Promise (CCP) program, which offers dual enrollment for high school students, has increased spring enrollment by 40.4% since 2021 and 7.1% since 2023.

“Our enrollment growth is good news not only for us but also for Wayne County’s workforce, businesses, and industries,” Jenkins said. “We are thrilled to be part of this community’s educational and training goals.”

Jenkins commended WCC’s faculty and staff for their efforts regarding the rise in student numbers. “Enrollment growth of any kind doesn’t happen by itself, and our campus has worked extremely hard to share the good news that is Wayne Community College,” he said.

WCC offers a variety of late-start spring classes beginning in February or March. More information on available classes can be found on our website.