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Enrollment Surge Continues at Collin College

May 4, 2017 – Enrollment figures continue to set records at Collin College. This year, for the first time ever, the student headcount for a spring semester topped 27,000 – continuing a trend established last August when enrollment exceeded 29,000, a first for a fall semester.

The college documented 27,669 students enrolled in credit classes this spring, which represents a 5.3 percent increase over the previous year. Further, enrollment projections for Summer 2017 indicate a 7.9 percent increase over Summer 2016.

“Collin County is growing, and we’re growing with it,” said Dr. Neil Matkin, district president. “To keep pace with that growth we developed a master plan that includes a new public safety training center in McKinney, a technical center in Allen, a campus in Wylie, centers in Celina and Farmersville, and a technical center of excellence in Frisco. It’s an ambitious plan, but also one that addresses the needs of the county for decades to come.”

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,100 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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