Covid drives down enrollment at Treasure Valley Community College

Data provided by Oregon's Higher Education Coordinating Commission showed decreases in both headcount and full time equivalent enrollment.

ONTARIO – New data from Oregon’s Higher Education Coordinating Commission shows enrollment numbers have plummeted at Treasure Valley Community College as the Covid pandemic complicates every aspect of education for students.

The number of students enrolled fell by 436 to 1,779. That represents a 20% drop from the 2,215 enrolled at this time last year.

Meanwhile, full-time equivalent enrollment statistics, which determine the amount of funding that the college receives from the state, show enrollment down by 19%.

“Every one of those percentage points equals $50,000 to TVCC,” said Abby Lee, associate vice president of the college. “So if we ride this thing flat, we’re going to have to make some . . .