LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College’s spring enrollment is up by 2.86 percent compared to last spring according to official census day numbers, released by the college on Thursday.
LCSC’s spring enrollment stands at 3,524, up nearly 100 students from last spring’s total of 3,426. One of the most significant areas of increase was among new entering students which jumped from 407 to 495. School administrators see the upswing as a sign of good things to come as the college, now in its 125th year, looks to build on its enrollment growth of 20 percent over past 10 years.
“It is very encouraging,” said LCSC President J. Anthony Fernandez, “to see broadly distributed enrollment growth that substantiates the fact that LCSC is an institution on the rise.”
Another notable increase was among Hispanic students as this segment of LCSC’s headcount rose by 40 students to 234. Continued growth in this area is expected as Idaho’s Hispanic population expands and LCSC continues to find ways to better serve this demographic.
“We are excited to see that our efforts to reach more Hispanic students are yielding positive results,” LCSC Vice President for Student Affairs Andy Hanson said. “We will continue to seek ways to diversify our student body.”
Lewis-Clark State College’s academic and career and technical education programs have both grown since last spring. Six out of LCSC’s nine divisions saw upticks including Humanities, Movement & Sport Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Technical & Industrial, and Business Technology & Service.
Advance registration for summer and fall begins April 9 with open registration for new students beginning on April 13. For information about enrollment processes and deadlines contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] or 208-792-2210.
Another area of growth not noted in the census day report is LCSC’s Workforce Training program. Over the past year the program’s enrollment expanded by 16 percent to serve 3,345 students. Staff members say it’s the largest jump in headcount the non-credit program has seen in years. For more information about LCSC’s Workforce Training program visit: www.lcsc.edu/workforce-training.