Crowder Cassville campus enrollment declines by 70 students

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Student count drops nearly 15 percent, shifts to other campuses

The Crowder College Cassville Campus has seen a decline of students from 546 in fall 2012 and 467 in fall 2013 to just 397 during this semester.

Many Cassville campus students, who were from the Monett area, started attending the Monett campus because it was more convenient for them, said Angela Seymour, director of the Cassville campus.

The Monett campus opened in fall 2011, and the Mount Vernon campus opened in spring 2012.

Seymour said the overall enrollment among Mount Vernon, Monett and Cassville has stayed very constant.

"It has just been a shift in students," she said.

This semester, the Monett campus had 80 students, an increase of one student over fall 2013 and 34 students over fall 2012. This semester, the Mount Vernon campus had 46 students, an increase of 10 students over fall 2013 and a decrease of one student over fall 2012.

For the most part, the Monett and Mount Vernon students get all of their services at the Cassville campus, such as visiting the bookstore and contacting office staff, Seymour said.

The Crowder College system had total enrollment of 5,710 students, a decrease of 2.3 percent over the previous fall, according to a press release from the college.

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