Genesee Breaks Enrollment Records

Genesee Community College broke a summer enrollment record this year, and is breaking enrollment records for the fall semester as well, President Stuart Steiner reported to the Board of Trustees this evening. One thousand two hundred thirty two students enrolled in summer classes, the first time that summer enrollment had broken the 1,200 mark.

The current academic year is also shaping up as a record-breaking year. As of the first day of classes applications from prospective full-time students had totaled 2,874, up 15.8% from the 2,481 applications received a year earlier. Enrollment as of this morning totaled 4,056, up 12.1% from the 3,619 students enrolled a year earlier. When all part-time registrations are recorded, the College expects to exceed 5,400 students, President Steiner said - substantially more than the 5,200 students enrolled as of the fall census date in 2002.

Dr. George W. Walker, Vice President for Student Services, reported that the College currently enrolls 104 international students, drawn from 27 different countries. This year, three new countries are being represented at Genesee for the first time: Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Qatar. Dr. Walker also said that 285 students, including 60 international students, are currently residing in College Village, the capacity enrollment for that facility. College Village is a seven-building student residence located adjacent to the northeast corner of the campus and owned by the Genesee Community College Foundation.