Student Population Reaches All-Time High After 11 Percent Increase from Last Fall
The Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) posted record enrollment numbers this fall, leading the College to an overall increase in the student population.
Enrollment at the Westlake campus climbed to nearly 2,200 at the start of this academic year, the sixth since Tri-C opened the academic center in 2011. This year’s headcount is an 11 percent jump from last fall.
Overall, enrollment at the College reached 23,900, a slight increase from 2016.
The registration surge at Westshore left all classrooms filled at the Clemens Road campus. Westshore also schedules courses at the Corporate College® West building at Columbia and Center Ridge roads to meet the community’s educational demands.
The influx of students at both sites includes 460 local high school students taking classes through the state’s College Credit Plus program. The program allows teens to earn college credit at no cost while in high school.
“Westshore’s growth highlights that more and more residents are taking advantage of the benefits of a Tri-C education,” Campus President Terri Pope said. “We are proud to contribute to their success, from saving thousands on the way to a bachelor’s degree to preparing for valuable careers in health care and other fields.”