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Enrollment at Malheur County college continues to lag

Enrollment at TVCC continues to lag even after school officials pledged to boost student numbers. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon).

ONTARIO – Full-time student enrollment at Treasure Valley Community College continues to slump despite the college’s promises to reverse the trend.

State data on community college fall enrollment reported that by October TVCC had the equivalent of 559 full-time students, the lowest level of full-time equivalents since 2012.

The enrollment report reflects a decrease of about 7 percent in full-time equivalent students compared to last fall and down 35 percent from 2012, according to numbers released in October. FTE is the standard measure for enrollment across institutions, and the decrease suggests that fewer students are taking full-time loads.

Full-time equivalency accounts for the number of high school, part-time and full . . .