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

Preliminary numbers showed double-digit enrollment growth at Bluegrass Community and College on Wednesday August 18, 2010. Photo by Mark Cornelison  | Staff
Preliminary numbers showed double-digit enrollment growth at Bluegrass Community and College on Wednesday August 18, 2010. Photo by Mark Cornelison | Staff

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.

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