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Iowa Central announces another enrollment increase

    by Josh Sandin
    Posted on 9/26/2011

FORT DODGE - Iowa Central Community College announced today that after running its 10-day count, enrollment has increased for a record 18th consecutive year and 36th straight semester.

“This enrollment increase is credit to everybody on the Iowa Central staff,” said Iowa Central President Dr. Dan Kinney. “Enrollment increases don’t happen because of just one department or individual it is a team effort and everybody in the institution had a hand in making this happen.”

This semester Iowa Central saw a two percent increase in both credit hours and total student enrolment. In addition, Iowa Central also saw an increase in students living on campus. There are now 1,127 students on living at Iowa Central.

“I don’t think there is another institution in the nation that can tout having 36 semesters of continuous growth,” said Kinney. “This attributed to the outstanding faculty and staff we have at Iowa Central.” 

Iowa Central’s record growth has been met with dozens of renovations during the 18-year run. Last year Iowa Central opened its new Student Resource Center which houses the Library, Student Success Center, Bookstore, Triton Zone and Student Union. The next project in the plans is a new cafeteria, the Market Café, which is tentatively scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.