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CEI spring semester enrollment jumps 14.4%

POST REGISTER | Jan 12, 2024

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The College of Eastern Idaho has seen an increase in enrollment despite a downward national trend.

The College of Eastern Idaho saw a 14.4% increase in credit student enrollment for the 2024 spring semester following the first week of classes.

Spring semester enrollment is expected to rise as regional early college high school students enroll in the coming weeks, a college news release said.

Since transitioning from a technical college to a community college in 2017, CEI has seen consistent year-over-year growth. The college has had a 244% increase in its total credit student headcount, from 1,008 credit students in 2017 to 3,468 credit students for fiscal year 2023, the release said.

“I am thrilled by the remarkable growth CEI has undergone since becoming a community college in 2017,” CEI President Rick Aman said in the release. “We take pride in our commitment to open enrollment, affordability, and the delivery of exceptional skills-based training.”

CEI also anticipates continued enrollment growth with the implementation of the Idaho LAUNCH program starting in the fall. Idaho LAUNCH is a program to distribute grants for higher education and career training for graduating Idaho seniors, the Idaho Press reported. The grants are up to $8,000 for tuition and fees at Idaho higher education institutions and eligible apprenticeships and job training programs for “in-demand careers.”

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