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July 4th, 2023

Garrett College summer enrollment up 17 percent

GC administration notes early fall indicators are also positive

Garrett College's summer session credit-hour enrollment increased more than 17 percent compared to summer 2022, according to recently released enrollment data.

Summer session credit hours increased 17.4 percent compared to last summer, going from 436 hours last year to 512 in 2023. Headcount enrollment increased 10.7 percent, with 124 students enrolled this summer compared to 112 in 2022.

GC experienced increases across most enrollment categories. The College reported increases in first-time students (+38 percent), returning students (+4 percent), high school dual-enrolled students (+16 percent), and both male (+36 percent) and female students (+2 percent).

"We're seeing continuation of the post-COVID bounce-back," said Dr. JR Kerns, GC's dean of student affairs. "This summer, we were only 10 students off our summer enrollment in 2019, our last pre-COVID summer semester."

Kerns said GC is seeing increases "in everyone from dual enrollment students looking to accelerate their college education to traditional college students picking up needed courses they might have missed earlier."

Early fall semester enrollment trends are also positive, according to Kerns. As of June 26th, trend data showed GC up 24 percent in credit hours and 27 percent in headcount enrollment.

"It's pretty early in the fall enrollment cycle, but those are very good early indicators," said Kerns.