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Glen Oaks sees winter semester enrollment increases.

Glen Oaks Community College reports its winter semester enrollment is up 11% (1,252) over the winter semester 2023. The credit hours students enrolled in are up 14% (10,685). This data represents the largest enrollments in over a decade.

The breakdown of the data report shows:

  • 2024 winter enrollment is up 2.8%.
  • 2024 winter credit hours are up 9.5%
  • Dual enrollment for high school students accounts for 58%.
  • Dual enrollment is up 11.5%.
  • Dual enrollment has increased as more families see the value of their students receiving college credit while in high school to garner a jump on completing their certificates and degrees. Of note, 182 students enrolled in the Early Middle College program, where they complete an associate degree after their 13th year of education.
  • Adult enrollment represents 42% of the total.
  • Adult enrollment is up 9.6%.
  • The adult increase is credited to the Michigan Reconnect (MIReconnect) program, which provides financial support to all Michigan residents over 21 to attend college.

President of Glen Oaks, Dr. David Devier, states, “We are seeing increased interest in attending college on the part of both high school and adult students as it becomes ever clearer that the path to higher wages and work satisfaction requires additional education beyond high school. This could mean a short-term technical certificate or a degree.”

Devier continued, “The special Michigan financial support programs are also having a positive effect by encouraging attendance to reach the goal of sixty percent of Michigan working-age adults holding a certificate or degree by 2030.”

As the college experiences this remarkable surge in enrollment, Glen Oaks remains committed to providing quality education and fostering an environment that encourages high school students and adults to pursue their academic goals. We look forward to continuing this positive trend and serving our community’s educational needs.