Prairie State College Enrollment Reaches Historic High

Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Prairie State College (PSC) credit full-time tenth day enrollment for spring 2010 increased nearly 16 percent from a year ago, the highest spring enrollment ever in the history of the college. The previous two spring highs were in 1983 and 2009.

“Prairie State College is a great value with its affordable tuition, small class sizes, and dedicated professors,” said Eric C. Radtke, Ph.D. “Combine that with our variety of course offerings and programs, and it’s no secret why people choose to attend PSC.”

Other factors contributing to the record enrollment include high unemployment rates and the difficult economic situation.

“Prairie State College offers a wide range of programs to give students the knowledge and training to transition into new careers,” said Radtke. “PSC is also a great place to start a bachelor’s degree, saving students thousands on the cost of a college education.”

Enrollment has steadily increased the last several semesters including a 17 percent increase for fall 2009.

The spring report also revealed that 42 percent of the students are enrolled full-time, an 18 percent increase over spring 2009. The average student age continues to remain at 28 years old.