The hallways of Weatherford College Wise County are humming with activity.
Classes started Aug. 27, and Associate Dean Matt Joiner said preliminary numbers show an increase in enrollment.
“The numbers aren’t official until the 12th class day, which is Sept. 10, but right now we’re up roughly 100 students,” he said.
This is a 20 percent increase from fall 2011. Of the 100 new students, 44 are enrolled in new programs – 20 in nursing and 24 in cosmetology.
“Everybody else is general education,” Joiner said.
High school students enrolled in dual credit classes have increased by 10 percent.
Joiner said the biggest increase is at Chico High School. Its dual credit program grew from five students last fall to 23 students this year. He explained that is largely due to the addition of a history class taught by CHS Principal Rosie Rosebure.