Record Numbers of Students Benefit from Dual Enrollment Program with Thomas Nelson Community College

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Registration for Dual Enrollment Courses Start October 1

THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA – The number of high school students taking advantage of the dual enrollment program offered by Thomas Nelson Community College through the public school systems on the Peninsula has grown by 480% since 2003 – 2004. During the 2005-06 year, 1,490 students or 231 FTEs participated in the program. In 2003-04, the college had 310 students or 66 FTEs participating in the dual enrollment program.

Currently, all the school systems in the service area of Thomas Nelson Community College, including Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, York County, Williamsburg-James City County, and New Horizons Regional Technical Center and Governors School are participating in the dual enrollment program with Thomas Nelson, as are Hampton Christian Schools and Denbigh Baptist Christian School. Home-schooled students are also able to participate in the dual enrollment program by attending classes on the Thomas Nelson campus. The local school divisions receive a discounted rate for tuition.

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Enrollment at an All Time High at Thomas Nelson Community College

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The Virginia Peninsula – Enrollment at Thomas Nelson Community College during the 2005-06 academic year reached an all-time high with 13,120 individual students taking classes at the Hampton and Historic Triangle campus. This represents an increase of 6.3% over 2004-2005 academic year. This is the largest enrollment in the College’s history.

Thomas Nelson’s record growth includes a new high at the College’s Historic Triangle Campus where the headcount enrollment grew by % increase over the 2004-05 year.

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