WKCTC early fall enrollment lists 4,183

Kevin May (left) of Wickliffe speaks with West Kentucky Community and Technical College academic adviser Amanda Scheidegger about enrolling for classes. Thus far, the college reports 4,183 students enrolled, but its figures will not be official until Nov. 1. Classes begin Monday.

DAVID B. SNOW | The Sun

Fall classes at West Kentucky Community and Technical College will begin Monday, and thus far, the college reports 4,183 students enrolled.

That number may change, as the count is not official until Nov. 1.

"We actually consistently enroll all the way up until our census, which is Nov. 1," said Emily Peck, WKCTC vice president of student services.

This year's early enrollment number is a shade above the Fall 2018 first-classes figure of 4,158. The total enrollment for Fall 2018 was 6,249.

"Employment usually has an inverse relationship with enrollment," Peck said. "Generally, when employment is good, as it is now, you'll see a decline in enrollment, so we can be very pleased in the fact that we can continue to focus on our students and retaining students."

Early fall enrollment numbers have remained steady over the last few years at WKCTC.

There were 4,094 students enrolled at this point in the academic calendar in 2017, and 4,106 in 2016.

Peck said science and technology classes are among the most popular this fall, as they feed into nursing and health science degrees.

The college's commercial driving license (CDL) program is also expected to be one of the more sought-after programs among students.

Peck added there are several WKCTC students on the Murray State University main campus in a program called "AU at MSU," a partnership program between the two institutions, now in its second year.

For more information about becoming a student at WKCTC, visit westkentucky.kctcs.edu or call the WKCTC admissions office at 270-534-3435.

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