BCTC headed for record enrollment; UK students move into dorms Friday

Enrollment up at all of its sites

jwarren@herald-leader.comAugust 19, 2010 

  • UK students moving in

    Lexington's streets are about to get a lot more congested.

    Yes, they're coming back.

    Thousands of students are returning to the University of Kentucky campus for the fall semester.

    Some students already have arrived. But the real crush will begin Friday morning, when almost 5,000 students will start arriving to move into residence halls on campus.

    Classes at UK begin next Wednesday.

    Herald-leader staff report

Bluegrass Community and Technical College opened for the fall semester Wednesday with what appears to be record enrollment.

College officials said preliminary figures indicate that 12,400 students enrolled — about a 13-percent increase over enrollment on the first day of classes last year.

Preliminary figures also showed BCTC's regional campuses with record-breaking growth.

Enrollment at the college's Lawrenceburg campus has grown to about 1,000 students, officials said, a growth rate of about 36 percent.

The Winchester campus has grown to almost 900 students, preliminary numbers show, for a growth of about 30 percent.

Enrollment at the Danville campus has grown to about 1,700 students, or about a 20-percent increase, according to BCTC.

Officials say they expect enrollment will increase more over the next several weeks, as students complete their class schedules.

The final official enrollment for fall 2009 was 13,378.

Reach Jim Warren at (859) 231-3255 or 1-800-950-6397 Ext. 3255.

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