Date: Thu, Sep 28th, 2023

Great Falls College enrollment rises for third straight semester

Great Falls College enrollment increased 11 percent from last fall's enrollment. It marked the third straight semester enrollment increased.

GREAT FALLS  — Great Falls College’s enrollment rose for the third straight semester, with 1,322 students taking classes this semester.

 The total represents an increase of 11 percent over last year’s fall semester when 1,192 students were enrolled in classes.

 “We are so pleased that so many are entrusting their futures with us and finding great value at Great Falls College,” said Dr. Stephanie Erdmann, CEO and dean of Great Falls College. “There is an incredible buzz around the campus right now. It is an exciting time to be a River Otter.”

 The 1,322 students equates to 806 full-time equivalent students, which is an increase of 13 percent as 715.1 FTE were in school at Great Falls College last fall semester.

“Students are seeing the benefits of staying local and saving money at Great Falls College,” Erdmann said. “Our academic programs are meeting the needs of our community and state as well as preparing students to transfer to get their bachelor degrees. Combined with the flexibility of many of our online programs, we touch every corner of the state and meet people where they are at.”

Those numbers only tell part of Great Falls College’s impact on the community as Great Falls College’s Continuing Education and Training department helped another 1,506 students gain certifications in health care, commercial driver’s licenses as well as pursue other classes and trainings.

The college’s partnership with Great Falls Public Schools’ Career and College Readiness Center on the Great Falls College campus sees another 568 people go through the doors.


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