Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lake Land sees drop in summer enrollment - HERB MEEKER, Decature Herald and Review

Empty seats in some Lake Land College classrooms this summer are drawing the attention of college officials. The number of students enrolled totaled 4,027 this summer, based on the 10-day enrollment summary completed this semester. That is a decrease of 190 students, or 4.5 percent, from last summer, when the head count was 4,217. College President Scott Lensink said different factors are being considered, including increasing online options for students due to the high price of gasoline.... Gas prices are a high hurdle to overcome, Lensink said. "Most of the people who attend our college drive here. When you've got that $4 gas, that's throwing a wrench into everything," Lensink said.

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