Down economy means big numbers for Camden County College

    By: Tom MacDonald

    A south Jersey Community College is boasting better than ever enrollment numbers. It appears to be a sign of the troubled economy.

    By: Tom MacDonald
    tmacdonald@whyy.org

    A south Jersey Community College is boasting better than ever enrollment numbers. It appears to be a sign of the troubled economy.

    Camden County College has over 16,000 students enrolled for the Spring 2009 semester taking nearly 150,000 credits. College President Raymond Yannuzzi says the college is a bargain option for some starting college.

    Yannuzzi: “Many New Jersey students who have attended college out of state now are considering coming back home and coming home for the first two years at a reduced cost. Our tuition is still under $3000 for the year and I know that it costs much more to go to colleges out of state.”

    Yannuzzi says the college is also expanding on campus social and recreation offerings. Registration for some classes at the college continues for the next week, so the number of students could still go up.

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