MCCC has decrease in enrollment

For the first time since 2004, MCCC has seen a decrease in student enrollment.

Enrollment for the Winter 2011 semester, which was final after the Jan. 14 add/drop deadline, is 4,460, a 2 percent decrease (102 students) from last year’s 4,562.

Billable contact hours are also down. Students enrolled in 43,298 contacts hours this semester, a 6 percent decrease from last winter semester’s count of 46,003.

The decrease in students and contact hours breaks a six-year streak of record growth.