Despite Downward Trends Nationally, John A. Logan College Sees Slight Enrollment Increase

Despite Downward Trends Nationally, John A. Logan College Sees Slight Enrollment Increase

CARTERVILLE — Officials at John A. Logan College in Carterville say despite a state and national trend showing a decrease in community college enrollment, the college is reporting a slight increase from fall 2017 to fall 2018.

According to College President Dr. Ron House, preliminary tenth day enrollment numbers show a 2.7 percent increase from 3,933 students in fall 2017 to 4,040 students this fall.

House says the college is very happy about this and feels that it is a commentary on the hard work that many people on campus have done for a longtime especially student services in addition to faculty that are involved in the recruiting process as well.

In addition to tenth day enrollment numbers, House says credit hours for the recently completed summer semester showed an increase of 116 hours over the previous summer. This marks the first time since 2012 that a summer semester has been ahead of the previous summer. House added that 704 high school students are currently enrolled for the fall semester with the students taking an average of 5.2 credit hours.