Student enrollment this spring at Luna Community College shows a significant increase from spring 2007, the school reports.
Luna Registrar Johnathan Ortiz indicated that as of the census date, or Day 15, of the spring semester, unofficial numbers pointed out that student head count increased by 6.2 percent in relation to where Luna Community College was at the end of term for spring 2007. As of Day 15 of this semester, there were 2,098 student head count, compared to 1,976 at the end of the 2007 spring semester.
Similarly, student credit hours increased by 10 percent also in relation to where Luna Community College was at the end of term for spring 2007. As of Day 15 of this semester, students were taking 14,664 credit hours compared to 13,332 credit hours at the end of the 2007 spring semester.
“We are, of course, exceedingly pleased with enrollment this year,” Sigfredo Maestas, Luna’s interim president, said in a statement. “It signals recovery from an enrollment decline that occurred in the 2006-07 school year. Since enrollments determine institution’s funding, we have cause to be more optimistic about the future at Luna Community College.”
The 2008 spring numbers are expected to increase by the end of the term because Luna Community College offers several eight-week courses beginning in early March. Those classes are medical terminology, nutrition, professional ethics, introduction to grammar, college success, basic mathematics, introduction to philosophy, introduction to psychology, developmental life span and human sexuality.