Summer enrollment continues growth at ASC

(06-15-2010)

Enrollment in Adams State College's summer session 2010 increased more than 36 percent over last summer, according to Provost Michael Mumper. With total summer enrollment at 1,148, this is the highest since 2003. This includes 583 undergraduates and 565 graduate students. Total enrollment last summer was 843.

Adams State revamped its summer course schedule in 2009, giving students more options and flexibility, allowing them to take more classes. The success of that strategy is demonstrated by the total student credit hours, which increased 43 percent over last year, Mumper added.

"This is our fifth consecutive term of strong enrollment growth, and we expect to have another increase this fall," Mumper said. The college set an all-time high enrollment last fall, with 3,369 total students.

Adams State's graduate programs, most offered online, are increasingly popular. Graduate enrollment this summer is up nearly 60 percent. The graduate counselor education program is growing significantly. It is the only counseling program offered online by a public college or university that is accredited by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs). Adams State's Master's in Business Administration, begun last summer, also continues to expand.

By Julie Waechter