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News 2016

Belmont College Summer Enrollment Increases 

St. Clairsville, OH (June 8, 2016) – With the recent start of the summer term, Belmont College is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive semester enrollment at the college is continuing to increase.


“Taking classes during the summer session offers many benefits for students” said Dr. Paul Gasparro, Belmont College President. “They can transfer credits for summer courses taken here to other colleges, accelerate their progress toward degree completion, and experience smaller classes and more interaction with their instructors.”


Gasparro continued, “With the economy as it is, we are seeing more students interested in continuing their education instead of taking the summer off,” he said. “These students want to complete their degrees quickly in order to enter the job market and taking summer classes can provide a way to earn credit hours and get many courses out of the way quickly.”


According to college officials, as of June 7, 2016, the number of students enrolled for the 2016 summer term has climbed 13.6 percent compared to the same time-period last year, with a credit hour increase of 3.4 percent. 


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


Gasparro went on to say, “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 enrollment growth isn’t limited to just 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.


New students are also attracted to Belmont’s hands-on and technical program offerings such as Welding, Engineering, Computer and Information Technology, and health science programs such as Nursing and Medical Assisting.  


For more information about Belmont College, visit or call 740.695.9500.


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