LTCC summer enrollment down |

LTCC summer enrollment down

William Ferchland
Dan Thrift/Tahoe Daily Tribune Lake Tahoe Community College piano instructor Salli Parker, standing, works with student Camille Riley on her fingerings Tuesday. Also studying are Nika Hsiao, left, and Brandi Ledbetter.

After initial numbers projected a 25 percent decrease from last year’s figures, summer enrollment at Lake Tahoe Community College has climbed but is still less than last year.

The summer semester enrollment, checked Friday, was 1,861 students, which is 128 students less than last year, said Lori Gaskin, vice president of academic affairs and student services.

At first, the college projected a decrease of 459 students. The outlook was made during the end of spring semester when students were more concerned about their finals than enrolling in summer school, officials said.

Gaskin attributes the drop to increased fees and an improved economy.

“We’re not in an alarm mode right now (but) we’re obviously quite concerned whenever we see a decline,” Gaskin said.

Gaskin said the college is “hanging its hat” on a hopeful strong fall enrollment.

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