ODESSA/BIG SPRING - More West Texans are hitting the books, college style.
Howard College says this semester, 4,100 students are taking classes.
This is the first time they've ever hit the 4,000 mark, and it's a 15 percent increase over last fall.
Odessa College is seeing a spike as well.
They have 5,200 students enrolled this fall, which is 11 percent more than last year.