Pima Community College Hopes To Boost Enrollment

February 03, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Pima Community College is making a new effort to reverse a steady drop in enrollment that also has University of Arizona officials concerned.

The Arizona Daily Star reported Pima Community College officials have set up a task force to figure out why the number of new students has dropped by double digits recently. UA officials are monitoring the efforts since the university typically gains most of its transfer students from the college. The college said the task force will gather data on potential target markets and will also hire a consultant.

According to campus data, PCC saw full-time enrollment go down by 10 percent college-wide and as high as 14 percent at some campuses during the spring semester. Pima is also on probation after losing its accredited status.