Officials Say LCCC Registration Plateau Likely Temporary
A spokeswoman for Laramie County Community College says that while registration at the college is tapering off this year, they expect increased registration over the next few years.
Lisa Murphy says the clear trend over the last decade has been ever-increasing enrollment at the college. She says that while this year's registration is relatively flat, that's probably because of a trend of fewer students graduating from Wyoming High schools last year and this year.
But Murphy says projections are for large increases in Wyoming High School graduates over the next five years, adding that will probably mean a corresponding rise in LCCC enrollment. The college is asking Laramie County voters to approve a $20 million bond issue later this year to build two new buildings on the college's Cheyenne campus.
One of the arguements they they are putting forward to get support for the proposal is that student enrollment is likely to increase significantly over the next few years, and that the buildings will be needed to accomodate that growth.