SHERIDAN — Officials at Sheridan College announced this week that the institution has seen a nearly 20 percent increase in summer enrollment.
A total of 370 students are enrolled in at least one course during the current summer semester compared to about 300 last summer.
“We’re facing a critical national and local need to help more people attain a college-level credential. It is great to see the growth of our summer programs and to see so many more people here on campus during these summer months,” SC President Paul Young said in a prepared media release.
Dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Mercedes Aguirre Batty credited the increase to a variety of factors such as an increase in the variety of classes offered.
Courses including world civilizations, introduction to cultural anthropology and introduction to women’s studies are among the new offerings this semester.
“We have worked to build a schedule that is responsive to our student’s needs,” Batty said in the release. “Students that are attending a four-year college or university, but are home for the summer, often take advantage of our summer offerings.”
Massage therapy major Kara Bacon — currently enrolled in a summer biology class — said the ability to enroll over the summer will help keep the material fresh in her mind when she begins studying anatomy and physiology in the fall.