Crowder Cassville students enroll in less classes

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Campus sees a decrease of 730 credit hours over 2013

Crowder College Cassville Campus students enrolled in 4,157 credit hours this fall, a decrease of 730 hours over fall 2013 and 689 hours over fall 2012, according to documents from the college.

"We had such a drastic [change] last year because of the restrictions from the Public School Retirement System," said Angela Seymour, director of the Cassville campus. "We are restricted with the number of hours that a teacher can teach if they are part time.

"I had to not offer as many courses as we did in the previous fall, and we just can't find instructors to

fill those positions."

The campus lacks instructors in science and social science.

This fall, the Monett campus students enrolled in 849 credit hours, an increase of 80 hours over fall 2013 and 262 hours over fall 2012, according to documents from the college. Students throughout Crowder College enrolled in 54,633 credit hours this semester, an increase of 0.8 percent over the previous fall.

According to a press release from Crowder College, while credit hours are up, this means students are taking a heavier load of classes as the total headcount is 5,710, which is a decrease of 2.3 percent over the fall of last year.

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