HATTIESBURG, MS. (WDAM) - Pearl River Community College is expecting record enrollment this semester on their Forrest County Campus in Hattiesburg.
On Monday, hundreds of students both traditional and non-traditional registered for classes in anticipation for the start of school on August sixteenth.
Students also received educational counseling and had their financial aid straightened out.
Campus officials expect a final enrollment of between nineteen hundred to two thousand students for the fall semester. Cecil Burt is the Dean of the Forrest County Center.
Burt said, "We have more non-traditional students coming back to school. To gain skills or to further their education. However, we are seeing a lot of the traditional high school students coming to us right out of high school now instead of seeking a position in the job market, they are coming to school."
To accommodate more Forrest County Center commuters, PRCC recently put in a new parking lot behind the Allied Health Center. An additional gravel lot for the school is also scheduled.