Howard College Growth Continues

by Mike Henry

BIG SPRING - Despite all the talk of funding challenges, Howard College has announced preliminary enrollment figures for the spring semester that continue to show significant growth.

Howard College President Dr. Cheryl Sparks told NewsWest9 partner, KBYG News, that total enrollment at all Howard College campuses is at 5,153 students. That is a 17 percent increase over the previous spring semester. The figures are preliminary.

Howard College has shown consistent enrollment and contact hours growth over the last several years. Such figures play an important role in state funding, no matter what the economic climate.