Enrollment is a key performance indicator for the College not only because it significantly affects our revenue but also because it is an indicator of our reputation among potential students and their perception of the programs we offer.
It is important that we have the capacity to look at enrollment trends over time and to analyze trends program-by-program. It is also important for us to track the growth of distance education and Running Start and to note trends in matriculated status.
Understanding where our students come from is critical in knowing how to reach them. Since half of our students are graduates of eleven high schools in the Lakes Region, we track the number of each school's recent graduates who come to LRCC in the Fall as well as the total number of each school's graduates attending the College. All of this information helps to improve our effectiveness in outreach, articulation, and marketing.