Clark College kicks off fall quarter

For Immediate Release
September 25, 2017

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VANCOUVER, Wash. – Monday, September 25 marked the start of the 2017 fall quarter at Clark College. 

While official numbers are not available until after the 10th day of class, the day began with 12,055 students enrolled, slightly down from last year’s Day One enrollment of 12,099. This reflects trends seen throughout the statewide system and through much of the country as well.

Some specific segments saw increases. Enrollment in elearning (or online) courses grew this year by 18 percent, with more than 4,700 students taking advantage of those courses. Clark College’s Running Start Program also grew again this year by 2 percent to just over 2,100 students.

Other highlights for the quarter:

About Clark College

Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving up to 12,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Washington State’s second-largest single-campus, for-credit community college. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver. Additionally, its Economic & Community Development program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.