(GREAT BEND, Kan.)—Barton Community College says its enrollment has grown for the sixth year in a row.
The college says at the end of the Fall 2012 semester, it had 6.5% more students than at the end of Fall 2011. It says that number is up 9% since Fall of 2010.
Barton Community College says the Spring semester is off to a good start and more growth is expected.
Barton Community College also has two military satellite locations at Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley. The Fort Leavenworth campus opened six months ago and had 147 students in its first semester open. This Spring enrollment is up to 210.
Enrollment was down at the Fort Riley campus in Fall 2012 by about 1%. The dean at that campus says the small decrease is likely because of soldiers being deployed and taking classes at a national training center.