Thursday, December 6, 2012

Germanna ranked in Top 50 for enrollment for 2010-11 by Community College Week

 Despite the August 2011 earthquake that resulted in the closing of the V. Earl Dickinson Building  for repairs, Germanna Community College was among the Top 50 fastest-growing two-year colleges in America for 2010-2011, according to the latest rankings compiled by Community College Week.
Germanna's Dickinson Building

  GCC ranked 45th in the nation with a 2.6 percent increase in enrollment comparing Fall 2010 and Fall 2011, climbing by 197, from 7,582 to 7,779.
 The Dickinson Building  is reopening now and will be fully operational in January 2013 for the beginning of the spring semester.
  Germanna President David A. Sam said the ranking shows the college continued to serve the community without missing a beat despite the quake. The increase in enrollment that semester also bucked national trends in enrollment, which were beginning to reflect a downturn.
Two other members of the Virginia Community College System were in the top 50. Lord Fairfax Community College, based in Fauquier County, was 32nd and Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville was 47th.

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