PCC fall enrollment jumps by 12 percent

PUEBLO – Pueblo Community College welcomed 5,855 students for the fall 2022 semester – a 12% surge over its fall 2021 enrollment. 

“We’ve put forth outstanding efforts to deliberately align all of the resources available to our team to recruit and re-engage with students,” said PCC President Patty Erjavec. “To say I am incredibly proud of my entire team would be an understatement.”

A key reason for the enrollment gain is the rise in the number of concurrent enrollment students. High school juniors and seniors can earn college credit by attending classes on a PCC campus or through college-certified instructors at their high school. Because the tuition cost is paid by a student’s school district, families can save thousands of dollars on a college education. 

The positive news doesn’t come only on the traditional enrollment side of PCC. Through Pueblo Corporate College, 519 students took noncredit courses between July and October. More than 200 already are enrolled in Corporate College classes for November and December, according to Executive Director Amanda Corum.

“We’ve provided customized training for 10 different employers since July,” Corum said, “and more trainings are planned through the end of the year.”

Noncredit courses range from employer-specified training to lifelong learning and professional development courses. 
PCC continues to adapt its offerings to fit the needs and wants of modern students. Certificate programs, eight-week courses and other options allow learners of all ages to get the knowledge and skills they need in a shorter time frame so they can begin a new career or advance in their current one.

“We are the ‘secret sauce’ for economic and workforce development in the communities we serve – engaged with students, businesses and industry partners to meet our constituents where they are,” Erjavec said. 

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