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College Experiences Highest Enrollment Ever

September 26, 2008

Enrollments at Atlantic Cape Community College are continuing an upward trend, with the highest enrollment ever this fall.

According to unaudited enrollment records, credits taken for fall 2008 totaled 70,514, an increase of 3.31 percent over fall 2007. A total of 7,012 students are registered this fall, compared to 6,929 last fall-a 1.2 percent increase.

Enrollment at the Mays Landing Campus was 41,889 credits, down less than 1 percent from the previous fall. Credits taken at the Cape May County Campus were up 7.07 percent with 9,941 credits taken for fall 2008, up from 9,285 in 2007.  CMCC student enrollment rose 1.67 percent to 1,158 students from last fall's 1,139.

The number of students enrolled at the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus is up 12.2 percent to 1,232 from 1,098 in 2007, with credits taken up to 8,440 from 7,351 in 2007, for a 14.81 percent increase.

There was a 9.35 percent increase in credits taken for the online courses to 10,244 from 9,368, with head count rising 7.42 percent to 2,027 from 1,887 in 2007. Online offerings have grown steadily since fall 1997 when the college offered six online classes. This fall, ACCC offered 168 Internet-based sections of 94 different courses.

Of credits taken, 14.5 percent are in online classes, compared to 85.5 percent of credits taken in the traditional classroom.

"Atlantic Cape Community College is experiencing tremendous enrollment
growths at all of our three campuses," said Dean of Students Carmen Royal. "I am pleased to see students selecting ACCC as their higher education institution of choice."

ACCC includes the Mays Landing Campus, 5100 Black Horse Pike, the Charles D. Worthington Atlantic City Campus, 1535 Bacharach Blvd., and the Cape May County Campus, 341 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House.