Eastern experiences record enrollment in Antlers; Open House set for April 11


Eastern Oklahoma State College is experiencing record enrollment in Antlers this spring. Site Coordinator Nicole Faber (seated) reviews enrollment data with Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Karen Harrison and President Dr. Stephen Smith.
ANTLERS, OK (April 1, 2013) – Eastern Oklahoma State College is experiencing record enrollment this spring and steady growth since the college began offering classes in Antlers in 2006.

There are 120 students enrolled in 831 credit hours in Antlers this semester, a 135 percent increase in students and 177 percent increase in credit hours since the 2006-07 academic year.

“This is remarkable growth and there are a number of factors that have contributed to the success of this teaching site,” said Nicole Faber, site coordinator. “Students recognize the high-quality courses and value that Eastern offers, as well as the opportunity to attend classes close to home and work.”

Eastern students can complete their first year of general education courses, including developmental classes, entirely in Antlers. Day, evening and distance learning classes are offered at the Kiamichi Technology Center at 304 Southwest O Street.

Faber said Representative R. C. Pruett, D-Antlers, was instrumental in helping bring more opportunities for higher education to the citizens of southeast Oklahoma.

“Representative Pruett’s goal was to make it more convenient for a greater number of students in Antlers and the surrounding communities to work toward a degree,” Faber said. “We’re seeing that come to a realization as a more diverse group of students attend classes here. Whether they’re returning to college as a working adult or high school students concurrently enrolled, they’re all getting a head start on their degree right here at home.”

Eastern will host an Enrollment Open House on Thursday, April 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Antlers. Participants can enroll in summer and fall classes and learn more about the programs offered.

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