ENMU-Ruidoso Enrollment Grows County-Wide

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(Ruidoso) — Fall 2018 enrollment at ENMU-Ruidoso increased slightly from a year ago, to 631 students in credit classes from 615 in 2017.

According to Dr. Pierre Laroche, the college’s vice president of student learning, the increase resulted from a growing dual credit enrollment across Lincoln County.

Dual credit students are high school students who enroll in college credit classes while still in high school. Dual credit enrollment is a growing trend nationwide. ENMU-Ruidoso’s dual credit enrollment increased from 194 students last year to 265 this fall, a 37% jump.

“Dual credit is popular because it affords high school juniors and seniors who intend on pursuing a bachelor’s degree an opportunity to get started on basic college courses before graduating from high school,” Dr. Laroche said.

“Because ENMU-Ruidoso has agreements with the country’s high schools, students can take courses on their high school campus taught by ENMU-Ruidoso faculty and pay the college’s affordable tuition. It’s a win-win-win for students, the community and the college.”