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OCC SHOWS 2.1 PERCENT INCREASE IN SPRING ENROLLMENT DESPITE DECREASE IN COURSE SECTIONS
Tuesday, December 10, 2002

Orange Coast College is showing a 2.1 percent increase in spring semester enrollment over a year ago despite a 14.7 percent drop in course sections for the semester.

Enrollment figures were released Tuesday (Dec. 10) by OCC's Admissions and Records Office. Spring semester classes begin on Monday, Feb. 3.

OCC had a total of 13,513 students enrolled for spring classes as of Tuesday morning, compared to 13,236 for the same date last year. OCC's enrollment is up by 12.1 percent over figures two years ago.

OCC will offer 390 fewer course sections this spring. The college has scheduled 2,255 course sections for the spring of 2003, compared to 2,645 for the spring of 2002.

Registration by touch-tone telephone for new and returning students continues through Thursday, Jan. 30. In-person, late registration will be conducted Feb. 3-13. All students who are California residents are charged an $11-per-unit registration fee for classes.

Spring applications are being accepted -- and registration appointments are available -- in OCC's Admissions Office. The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The campus will be closed for the holidays, Dec. 19 through Jan. 1.

OCC's spring class schedule is posted on the college's website (orangecoastcollege.com). Printed copies of the schedule are available for pick-up, free of charge, in the Admissions Office.

For spring registration information, phone (714) 432-5072.