WSCC enrollment up for sixth consecutive year

Kelly Moore-Roberts, assistant professor of biology, teaches a class at Walters State Community College in this undated photo. Enrollment at the college is up for the sixth straight year.

Enrollment is up for the sixth straight year at Walters State Community College.

The total number of students attending is 6,281, an increase of 2.23% or 137 students. Full-time equivalency, which represents students attending full time, is 4,218, an increase of 224 students or 5.61% over last year.

“Walters State’s continuous growth is largely due to the value and the quality of the education provided at the college,” said Dr. Tony Miksa, president of Walters State.

“The increase is also a testament to the college’s dedicated faculty and staff members and their commitment to student success. From admission to graduation, we are focused on providing students with the resources they need to be successful and reach their educational goals.”

Miksa said the rise in full-time equivalency is key because it shows that on average students are taking more hours, which means they will complete their degrees sooner.

Walters State offers more than 150 degree and certificate programs and awards technical certificates, associate of science, associate of arts, associate for fine arts, associate of applied science and associate of science in teaching degrees. Campuses are located in Greeneville, Morristown, Tazewell and Sevierville.