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Lakeland College seeing rise in enrollment

Enrollment is increasing at Lakeland College.

According to a release from the school sent out on Wednesday morning, the amount of students attending the school has increased by a large amount from the attendance roll of 2015.

As of September 27, 2016, the fall term enrollment at the college was sitting at 2,292 full-time and part-time students taking part in credit programming at the school. This number has risen in comparison to 2,234 in 2015, with 2098 in attendance in 2013.

In the release, Allen Verbeek, the dean of Student Services and the registrar for the school, said Lakeland was very happy with the growth that has taken place, and said the growth factor of nine per cent was a positive thing. Verbeek also said there were now 1800 full time students at the school, compared to 1654 full time at the same time last year.

According to the release, university transfer, business administration and agricultural sciences experienced the largest growth in full-time students, while human services programs including early learning, child care, and educational assistance, along with American Sign Language and Deaf culture studies reported the largest gains in part-time students.

The release also said that the school is anticipating that by June 2017, the end of the academic year, Lakeland will serve more than 7,000 credit and non-credit students at its campuses in Vermilion and Lloydminster and through online and blended delivery.

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