PRCC fall enrollment continues to rise

PRCC fall enrollment continues to rise

POPLARVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Enrollment percentages are on a continuous rise at Pearl River Community College.

More than 4,800 students have enrolled this fall, a 6.3 percent increase over last fall.

"We are obviously pleased with the confidence that our students have placed in our college," said PRCC President Adam Breerwood. "As we move forward, our efforts continue to focus on providing high-quality higher educational experiences for our students. We take the confidence shown in us seriously."

Last year the Community College experienced its largest percentage increase enrollment among the state's 15 community colleges.

Two areas of focus at PRCC in recent years have been retention and increasing the number of credit hours a full-time student takes. This fall, PRCC students are taking 5.3 percent more credit hours over last fall.

"In order for us to retain students, we have to help them grow and that means providing the many different supports that the students are going to need," said Dr. Martha Lou Smith, vice president for the Poplarville campus and instruction.

PRCC  continues to remain a viable opportunity for people in South Mississippi who have lost their jobs for one reason or another and desire to pursue a second career.

"We are obviously pleased with the confidence that our students have placed in our college," said PRCC President Adam Breerwood. "As we move forward, our efforts continue to focus on providing high-quality higher educational experiences for our students. We take the confidence shown in us seriously."