College of the Redwoods sees increase in enrollment

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EUREKA- Classes began Monday at College of the Redwoods, where school officials say they are also seeing an increase in enrollment this year.

The college’s move to offer courses at other locations throughout the north coast is one factor in that growth; with classes now offered at local high schools as well as Del Norte, Mendocino and Trinity counties. With increased enrollment and newly found accreditation security, school officials say this year is starting out on a positive note. It is the first time in more than two years the college’s accreditation is clear and sanction-free. Officials say this year they are focusing in on being more student centered.

“This is the second year of our new academic building so students are coming in wide-eyed and saying wow, this is a real college. This is fantastic for us to hear,” said Keith Snow-Flamer, Vice President of Instruction and Student Development. “But also we have new degrees that are now guaranteed transfer to baccalaureate schools. CSU's are required to take our degrees now so we have a much clearer pathway for students to come in the door.”