PSC Kicks Off Fall 2012 Opening Week With More Than 1800 Students

Students were on campus and in class as Potomac State College of West Virginia University kicked off its 2012 fall semester beginning Monday, Aug. 20. By mid-week, the College had again enrolled more than 1,800 students with a first-time freshman class of 750 students, equal to last year’s record, and a 9 percent increase in returning sophomores for a total of 505 students, reported Beth Little, Director of Enrollment Services.

Dean of Student Affairs Bill Letrent was happy to report that an all-time record was set with 703 students residing in College housing. The newly renovated Catamount Place opened during the week creating 20 additional spaces for male students to reside. The floor housing female students in Catamount Place will be ready soon after Labor Day. The College now has a total of six residence halls.

Over the past decade, Potomac State College’s enrollment has steadily increased by 38 percent from approximately 1300 students in 2002 to 1800 in 2012.

According to Campus Provost Leonard Colelli, “I am very pleased with the great efforts of our faculty and staff regarding our recent enrollment achievements. We will continue to do the things we do well to attract and retain students on our campus: personal attention, small class sizes, nurturing atmosphere, effective teaching, and accessible faculty. We plan to focus additional attention on developing new sources of enrollment to continue this growth.”

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