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Down Economy Pushes College Enrollment Up

Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2010

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Colleges and universities across the region are packed with students this fall. The University of Akron has its largest freshman class in the school's history and Cleveland State, Tri- C and other community colleges are also boasting record enrollment. Is the economy driving more people to hit the books, or are other factors at play? On the Sound of Ideas, we'll talk to local university staff about how they're coping with the swelling student rolls and find out what the numbers could mean for tuition costs in the future. Class is in session, tomorrow at 9 on the Sound of Ideas.

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Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Education

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Dr. Roy Church, President, Lorain County Community College
Pete Ross, VP of Enrollment Management, Cuyahoga Community College
Corinne Webb, Interim VP of Enrollment and Student Affairs, Cleveland State University

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mihai 9:15 AM 9/14/10

I do not know what happened but I think it is a good thing. Education eventually lead to progress. An educated country may be more difficult to drive but is an evolved country, with people strongly support the economy.
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Mary Peg Imboden 9:38 AM 9/14/10

Just a note of thanks to Lorain County Community College. I was blessed to have been able to obtain degrees from CWRU and CSU. I then, in midlife, attended LCCC for their AAS (PTA)program. The program was superb. I truly am “LCCC proud”.

Shawn Brown 10:00 AM 9/14/10

Excellent discussion about the state of higher education in Northeast Ohio. The guests are right to remind us that we must have a variety of institutions to meet a variety of student needs. However, this program is missing an important part of Northeast Ohio’s higher education community: its private colleges. The region has 15 private colleges and universities for a combined enrollment of nearly 40,000 students. Like the public institutions featured in this program, our private colleges are essential to offering distinctive educational opportunities and to increasing college attainment in the region.

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