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PVCC Breaks Enrollment Records during Summer, Fall Semesters

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Newly released enrollment numbers show Piedmont Virginia Community College had two record-breaking semesters during its 2012 to 2013 academic year.

The academic year just wrapped up in May.

Last summer, more than 2,000 students took credit classes at the college. During fall 2012 more than 5,500 students took credit classes. That's up 2.9 percent from the previous summer.

"While economic times are tough and many people choose to go back to school and develop a new career or new skills and in our community in our country when adults go back to college they go to a community college," said Frank Friedman, PVCC president.

Friedman says students fresh out of area high schools make up the influx of enrolled students. He says many of them are deciding to live at home and transfer to a four-year school later.

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