The spring enrollment numbers have been released for the Technical College System of Georgia and Coosa Valley Technical College shows an increase of 22.6% over spring quarter of last year, the largest single increase in enrollment for the college. CVTC’s enrollment for spring quarter 2009 grew by 515 students making total enrollment 2798 students. Of those students, 1922 are enrolled at the Floyd County campus, 674 at the Gordon County campus, and 202 at the Polk County campus.

`The economy has a lot to do with our enrollment, but we are also seeing increases in the number of high school students who choose to make technical education their first choice,` stated Dr. Craig McDaniel, President, Coosa Valley Technical College. `Another area of growth is in the number of two and four year college graduates and students enrolling at CVTC.

Coosa Valley Technical College will be merging in July with Northwestern Technical College, Rock Spring, Georgia, to become Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Northwestern Technical College had an enrollment increase of 13.2% for spring 2009.

Over 8,884 students participated in one of Coosa Valley Technical College’s credit and/or noncredit programs during fiscal year 2008. Of this total, 4,480 were enrolled in degree, diploma, or certificate programs. The remaining 4,404 students took advantage of CVTC’s continuing education courses, business and industry services, and adult education.

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