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Columbia Basin College showed a significant enrollment increase as classes opened Monday for fall quarter.
CBC's first day, full-time equivalent student enrollment totaled 5,524 compared to 5,186 for the first day in fall 2012, an increase of five percent. The total number of students attending classes on the first day was 7,088. Leading the way is a 12 percent increase in Running Start enrollment, up to 851 students. Running Start allows high school juniors and seniors to take college classes without paying tuition.
"The message is getting through. To attain a successful career, you need higher education. Our community knows the careers of the future require a college education. CBC is glad to prepare them for a successful future," says CBC President, Rich Cummins.
Fall quarter continues through December 12.
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