Imperial Valley College and community colleges across the state are seeing increased enrollment over last year's numbers.
According to the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, nearly 100,000 more students are taking classes from the 108 California Community Colleges this fall compared to last year.
Statewide enrollment is up 6.1 percent, bringing the total number of students to 1,683,933. With short-term class enrollments still under way, the colleges are already serving 96,814 more students than last fall's enrollment of 1,587,199 students.
Fall enrollment at IVC followed the statewide trend, showing an increase of about 3.5 percent over fall 2000, according to IVC President Gilbert Dominguez. Registration for the spring 2002 semester is under way and early indications show potential increases for next semester, he said.