PRCC enrollment spikes to new record

Pearl River Community College this week enrolled more than 5,400 students for the first time in school history, PRCC officials announced today.

The enrollment number is a 5 percent increase over 2009. Classes began Monday and late registration ended this week.

Figures compiled through Aug. 20 show 5,469 students, including 4,577 full-time students enrolled at one of the three PRCC campuses, satellite locations or online.

"Pearl River Community College has experienced another record enrollment for the fall semester," PRCC President William Lewis said in a press release.

"We are obviously pleased with the confidence that our students have placed in our college. As we grow, our efforts continue to focus on providing high-quality higher educational experiences for our students. We take the confidence shown in us seriously as we seek to meet the individual needs of each and every student who enrolls with us."