The Daily Express

Findlay Enrollment Continues to Climb

  FINDLAY - Residents of Hancock and Putnam counties and the surrounding areas are taking advantage of a high quality affordable college education in record numbers this summer at Owens Community College's Findlay Campus.

  The Owens Findlay Campus has achieved a Summer Semester enrollment increase of more than 21 percent (headcount) over Summer Semester 1998. The FTE (full-time equivalancy) grew by nearly 24 percent.

  The Findlay Campus headcount is 618, compared to 509 last spring (a 21.41 percent increase). Growth also has been experienced on the College's Toledo-area Campus where there are 3,608 students, up from 3,232 last spring (an 11.63 percent increase). This marks the 15th consecutive semester of enrollment increases at Owens Community College.

  "We continue to demonstrate our commitment to meeting the higher education and workforce development needs of the communities we serve by providing a high quality college education at an affordable cost," President Daniel H. Brown said. "And the community is responding."

  President Brown added that many area residents who attend universities also are taking advantage of Owens' small classes and personal attention this summer by enrolling in classes for transfer purposes.

  "The transferability of Owens' credits continues to be a tremendous asset for area residents," he stated.

  The College's Center for Development and Training (CDT) continues to increase its workforce training and development programs serving the needs of business and industry with training in skilled trades, customized training, apprenticeship programs and more.

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