Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Nashville State Community College considers more sites

Nashville State Community College on White Bridge Road is looking to open two new locations — one in Antioch and one in Clarksville — to accommodate rapidly expanding enrollment.
The school hopes to start classes at the Antioch branch in January of 2011, said Brent Young, the college's spokesman. Although no final location has been determined, the Hickory Hollow Mall is in the running.

"We're one of the fastest growing community colleges in the United States, and certainly in Tennessee," Young said. "Many of our students come from that (Antioch) area, so we're just looking at ways to help in that area. We already have five campuses, and our goal is to have 10 in the next three years because we have so many people we service."

Between 1991 and 2008, enrollment at Nashville State Community College went up by almost 60 percent, according to school figures. This year alone the school will teach about 15,000 students, Young said. In 1990, fewer than half of that were enrolled, according to school data.


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