Lake Land Bucks Enrollment Trend, Sees Increase


Published on September 12 2012 5:30 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Lake Land College bucked the trend in seeing an increase in first 10 day enrollment this school year.

Lake Land Vice President for Student Services Tina Stovall said the 10-day enrollment for Fall 2012 was 6,306, which is 46 students more than in Fall 2011.  The total is the third-highest fall semester opening enrollment for Lake Land in the college's history.

The record Fall enrollments were seen in 2009 and 2010 when more than 6,500 students were enrolled.  Stovall thinks they are adjusting after those record enrollments.

The number of credit hours taken at Lake Land dropped this fall.

Stovall believes Lake Land remains competitive since "we're a great start for about any major a student would pursue and we offer them at a lower cost".

Lake Land remains a chief destination for those graduating from high school.  Stovall said of the students who graduated from the 32 high schools in the Lake Land district this spring, 39.5% are attending Lake Land.  The figure is even higher for 2012 Effingham High School graduates.  Stovall said 43% of this year's EHS graduates are attending Lake Land.