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Calhoun Remains College of choice for area students

Recently released Fall 2011 enrollment statistics from the Alabama~ Commission of Higher Education (ACHE) indicate that Calhoun Community College remains the “college of choice” for those persons residing in the college’s four-county service area (Madison, Morgan, Limestone and Lawrence counties) who are enrolled in higher education institutions.

According to the ACHE data, Calhoun attracts the highest percentage of students from these four counties enrolled in either two-year or four-year colleges/universities in the state.

Calhoun’s enrollment percentages for each county are as follows: Madison County – 35 percent of students enrolled in higher education institutions in the state attend Calhoun (5544 students); the next highest institution is the University of Alabama-Huntsville with 18 percent or 2906 students; Morgan County – 47 percent or 2320 students (the next highest institution was Wallace State with 11 percent or 551 students); Limestone County – 53 percent or 1752 students; the next highest is Athens State University at 12 percent or 404 students; and Lawrence County – 33 percent or 306 students; the next highest is Northwest Shoals Community College at 22 percent or 281 students.

The remainder of Calhoun’s enrollment not included in these numbers is enrolled in the college’s Distance Education program.

“The enrollment data released by ACHE confirms what we at Calhoun have known for some time, that the college is a quality, affordable choice for those students seeking higher education in the north Alabama area,” commented Calhoun President Marilyn Beck.

“We have a number of fine institutions in this area, so we feel very fortunate that so many students continue to make Calhoun their ‘college of choice,’ year after year,” Beck added.

Registration for Calhoun’s 2012 fall semester classes is currently underway; classes start August 20.~ For more information, contact the Calhoun Admissions Office at 256/306-2593 in Decatur of 256/890-4747 in Huntsville or visit the Calhoun website at