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Extended-campus enrollment rises

Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 21 - February 19, 1998

Graduate-student enrollment for the spring term is up compared to the same time last year, according to the February 8 census--the final date for determining enrollment.
All of the increase is at extended-campus sites, where there are 2,050 students enrolled, compared to 1,950 last year. On-campus graduate-student numbers dropped slightly from 3,660 last spring to 3,613 presently.
Virginia Tech's Northern Virginia Center is the largest extended-campus site. Judy Pearson, director of the Northern Virginia Center, reports that the center has been flexible in that students may enroll by calling, coming to the center, or using the Internet. That campus has also expanded offerings to meet the demands of new technology.
There are also extended campuses in Roanoke, Hampton Roads, and Abingdon. In December, the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center moved into a new 89,000-square-foot education-and-conference facility on the campus of the Virginia Highland Community College. The dedication ceremony for the new building will be April 22.