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Belmont College Reports Spring Enrollment Increase

Pictured: Associate Degree Nursing students utilizing their iPads in class at the college’s new Health Sciences Center; the use of iPads in the classroom facilitate how students and faculty generate content, collaborate, stay connected, and communicate both online and within the physical space of a classroom.

Pictured: Associate Degree Nursing students utilizing their iPads in class at the college’s new Health Sciences Center; the use of iPads in the classroom facilitate how students and faculty generate content, collaborate, stay connected, and communicate both online and within the physical space of a classroom.

Belmont College continues enrollment increase into the spring semester.

 

St. Clairsville, OH (February 2, 2016) – With the recent start of the spring semester, Belmont College is pleased to announce that headcount enrollment at the college is continuing to increase.

 

According to college officials, the number of students enrolled for spring term 2016 classes has climbed to 7.36 percent compared to the same time-period last year, with a credit hour increase of 4.29 percent at the end of January 2016. This enrollment growth follows a recent fall 2015 headcount enrollment increase of 3.98 percent and establishes a consecutive semester-to-semester upturn.

 

“This is such an exciting time to be at Belmont College,” said Dr. Paul Gasparro, President. “Our increase in headcount is a direct reflection of the many changes and on-going improvements that we are making.”

 

Gasparro continued, “With our enrollment increasing, the college is working to create new programs and initiatives to meet students’ needs. We’ve recently added programs such as Allied Health Administration and Computerized Legal Office Specialist to our list of degree offerings. These additions are part of our continued effort to make advancements at the college and to provide new and greater changes to come.”

 

The new degree offerings have been added following a recent college-wide initiative titled “Be Connected,” which provides an iPad to every student, faculty member and the majority of staff members. The purpose of Be Connected is to encourage completion and retention, as well as to enhance the way Belmont College teaches and prepares students for the technology-driven careers that await them.

 

Some of Belmont’s continued offering of hands-on and technical programs include: Welding, Engineering, Computer and Information Technology, and Health Science programs such as Nursing and Medical Assisting. In regard to the nursing and medical programs, Belmont College recently built a new facility to house their health science programs.

 

“This past fall, our students had the opportunity to be the first class to walk through the doors of our new Health Sciences Center,” said Gasparro. “The opening of this state-of-the-art building makes a statement that Belmont College is committed to the Ohio Valley for the long term by providing both academic degrees and technical training to the local healthcare sector.”

 

The Health Sciences Center, located near the Main Campus building, contains state-of-the-art classroom and science labs for biology, anatomy, and chemistry.

     

The enrollment growth isn’t limited to just the Belmont’s Main Campus in St. Clairsville. The Harrison County Campus in Cadiz, as well as the Monroe County Center in Woodsfield have also contributed in the college’s enrollment gains.

 

For more information about Belmont College, call 740.695.9500.

 

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