Fall enrollment one of 5th highest in college history

Lake Region State College has released its fall enrollment report. LRSC Registrar Dan Johnson reports that college enrollment for fall 2019 is 1,982, which makes it one of the top five in the college’s almost 80 year history. 

Dr. Doug Darling, LRSC President, said although the numbers are slightly lower this fall than in 2018, this year’s enrollment isn’t alarming.

“Last year, Lake Region State College broke its headcount (2,072) and credit production record. This year, we find ourselves between Fall 2017 numbers and Fall 2018 numbers, which still shows an exceptionally healthy enrollment for the campus. It’s always difficult to meet or exceed a record year,” Darling said.

Full-time enrollment is 515 compared with 538 in 2018; part-time enrollment is 1,467 compared with 1,534 last year. The college has a total credit production of 14,616 credits compared with 15,077 last year. 
Residence halls continue to be at maximum capacity for another consecutive year. 

Darling added that LRSC continues to work with business and industry on partnerships, internships, and apprenticeships to enhance programming and student learning opportunities. 

A student who lives at home and commutes to LRSC for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree before transferring can see savings of almost $20,000. 

 “Students are looking for great education at a great value. If students can live at home and commute for the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, or obtain an employment-ready credential in two years or less, they see immense cost savings,” Darling said.  

The fall fourth week count is a snapshot of the students served at Lake Region State College. A report will be issued summer 2020 that reports total students served during the academic year.