Final spring enrollment numbers set another record at Central Baptist College with 677 students, a 16.3 percent increase over 2010.
PACE, Professional Adult College Education, CBC’s adult degree program, has completed registration for spring classes with 258 students enrolled. When added to traditional student enrollment of 419, compared to 342 in spring 2007, a 22.5 percent increase, the overall spring enrollment is at an all-time high of 677, breaking the previous spring enrollment record set last year of 582.
According to CBC President Terry Kimbrow, "We have posted record spring enrollment numbers for the past seven years."
While fall enrollment stood at 742, also a record, spring enrollment is historically lower than the fall numbers. Some students finish their course work and graduate or transfer to other institutions. Students also leave the institution for other reasons between the fall and spring semesters, according to CBC records.
"We work hard to identify these ‘other reasons,’ address them, and thereby improve our retention rate," Kimbrow said. "The PACE program has a strong presence at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. I am very pleased to see steady growth in the PACE program."