Sixty-three senior option students returned to CCC to begin the spring semester. Senior option allows vo-tech students to take CCC classes during their senior year of high school. The students take four college courses and will graduate high school with between 24 to 30 college credits.
During the spring semester, there was a whopping 46% increase in students participating in the College Now program and a 50% increase in courses. These are high school students who enroll in general population college courses on one of our three campuses.
Our Dual Credit Program allows high school students to earn college credit for advanced placement courses that they take at their high schools. Due to the consistent increase in dual credit, our enrollment is now in the positive instead of the negative, with 11,500 students currently enrolled, and more dual credit students continuing to register. The College is making efforts to market to these students through the online high school guidance program called Naviance, as well as through email and direct mail so that we can convert them into full-time students this fall.
Online course enrollment has increased 15% since last year. This area continues to grow as more and more people seek to fit online degrees into their busy schedules.
In addition to our successful high school programs, our Honors Program attracts students as well. The Honors Program is pleased to welcome the second largest cohort in its ten year history. Forty-eight students were accepted, based on their application and academic records.