LSC-O Sets Another Record for Enrollment
with Spring Semester

As the twelfth class day came to a close on the Lamar State College-Orange campus, it was official that another new record for enrollment had been set. This achievement continues a trend that began with record enrollments for the spring and fall semesters in 2010. Preliminary figures indicate that the campus currently has 2,543 students enrolled, an increase of 11.5 percent when compared to spring 2010.

The credit hour total is up 8.65 percent from the twelfth class day of spring 2010, and the number of contact hours shows an increase of 11.08 percent. Though it will be several weeks before the official enrollment numbers can be finalized, it is clear that LSC-O has set yet another new record with this semester.

Dr. Michael Shahan, president of LSC-O, says the increase is satisfying in two regards.

“First, it indicates that more students are seeing the benefits of higher education and trying to improve their quality of life,” he said. “Second, it indicates that more students are realizing that LSC-O offers a quality education at an affordable price.”

The new figures are especially positive in light of the state-wide budget cuts that have affected LSC-O, as well as other institutions of higher education.

“I am especially proud of the job our faculty and staff have done in accommodating this growth,” said Shahan, “despite the challenges of a very tight budget.”