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January 24, 2007
Press release from Albany Technical College

Albany, GA  --  Albany Technical College registered more than 3,010 students from the 2007 Winter Quarter, a record for the Dougherty County campus. The increase comes after a year long slump in student enrollment which ATC President Dr. Anthony Parker attributes, in part, to rising fuel costs.

 "Our students have struggled to pay for the high cost of transportation and in some cases, they were forced to make the decision to leave college," said Dr. Parker. "I hope winter quarter's registration increase foreshadows a positive change in the economy and in education."

Dr. Parker says ATC now faces the challenge of keeping those registered students in college. "We know they have an interest in our college and understand the demand for employment, but hundreds still drop out before graduating. We want to assist students with the obstacles that stand in the way of their education and retain them until graduation."

With Albany Tech now offering open enrollment and two additional condensed, five-week terms, the student count could continue to climb this quarter.

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