The most recent study on community college enrollment, Headcount Enrollment at University System of Ohio Institutions, Fall 2006 to Fall 2015, by the Ohio Department of Higher Education shows a downward trend in enrollment across the state. This trend can be caused by many different variables, such as the unemployment rate. It can also be attributed to the State of Ohio shifting focus from enrollment numbers to course completion rates. No matter what the cause, Terra State Community College is not sitting idle and has taken different steps to reverse this trend. Here is just a sampling:
- The College Credit Plus Program allows high school students to enroll and take classes simultaneously with their high school classes.
- Terra State Community College has partnered with the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science to offer an online option for students wanting to pursue a career in the death care profession.
- The Landings at Terra Village is a new student-housing complex set to open in Fall 2018 allowing students who cannot commute or are in need of housing an opportunity to pursue a college education.
- Terra State Community College is now a partner with the Fostoria Learning Center bringing education opportunities to a community in need of workforce development.
- Terra State Community College is a partner with W.S.O.S. for a mechatronic cohort bringing more opportunity to Sandusky County residents.
- Terra State Community College, in collaboration with Northwest State Community College and the University of Toledo created the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center at the University of Toledo’s Scott Park campus.
- Terra State Community College is a partner with Tiffin University for a business cohort and Tiffin University’s law enforcement program has embedded Terra State Community College’s Basic Academy directly into the university’s curriculum.
- Terra State Community College has expanded its nursing program to include both a fall and spring cohort to make the program more available to prospective students.
Be it through new class offerings, partnerships with outside entities or making campus more accessible, rest assured, Terra State will continue to look for new and different ways to increase enrollment.