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Published 8/25/2003
Owens Welcomes Back Thousands of Students Monday for Fall Semester

Opening its doors for the first day of Fall Semester classes, Owens Community College is once again enrolling students in recording-breaking numbers. As classes begin on Monday, August 25, Owens Fall Semester enrollment is currently up more than nine percent over last year's enrollment figures on the College's Toledo-area and Findlay-area Campuses.

Throughout the day, students will be locating their classrooms, talking with academic advisors and purchasing books, as well as registering for classes.

The fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 25 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases, Owens Community College's Toledo-area Campus is experiencing a nine percent increase in enrollment growth. According to Monday's figures, the Findlay-area Campus enrollment stands to increase by eight percent for the fall term.

To accommodate the record number of students, the College is opening a new $11 million Center for Fine and Performing Arts for the Fall Semester on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens also is expecting to break ground in the near future for a new Fire and Police Training Center for Homeland Security. The Center will be the only state-of-the-art facility of this magnitude within the Midwest United States.

Continuing to enhance educational opportunities for students in the Hancock County area, the College will be breaking ground on September 25 for its new Findlay-area Campus. The new facility will be located near Interstate 75 and open its doors for students by Fall Semester 2005. The beginning of the 2003 Fall Semester also marks the 20th anniversary of the Owens Findlay-area Campus providing educational services to the Northwest Ohio community.

Owens Toledo-area students also can take advantage of the TARTA bus service connecting Downtown Toledo and the Oregon Road campus. Students can ride for free by showing an Owens ID card.

On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor 's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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