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Enrollment at East Central College has set a record for a spring semester with 4,444 students enrolled, an increase of 98 over last spring.


The 2.3 percent increase is primarily due to a larger number of continuing students, according to Dr. Ed Jackson, college president.


This semester ECC students are enrolled in 41,372 credit hours, which is 61 fewer credit hours than last spring.  Over the past five spring semesters, student headcount has increased 32.6 percent and credit hours have increased 39.9 percent.


The majority of ECC students, more than 60 percent, take classes at the main campus in Union.  The number of students taking classes at the college’s satellite locations in Rolla, Sullivan, Warrenton and Washington is down slightly this semester, but the number of students enrolled in dual technical credit classes at area high schools is up 19 percent.


More than 48 percent of ECC students are classified as transfer majors, intending to move on to a four-year college or university after ECC.


The ratio of men and women attending remains almost unchanged from spring 2010, with males making up 39.6 percent of the student body now. 


The 4,444 students taking spring classes is a slight drop from the 2010 fall semester when 4,471 enrolled in credit classes - an all-time record.

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