Students (from left) Paul Katokwe, Undraa Bayasgalan and Shahzar Mirza walk across a busy WCC campus during the first week of the Fall 2017 semester. | Photo by Lon Horwedel

At last count, 12,354 students were enrolled for the Fall 2017 semester at Washtenaw Community College’s main campus, extension centers and online courses. That’s an increase of 1.04 percent over the same date one year prior.

Those students are enrolled in 102,178 credit hours, which represents a 1.61 percent increase over 2016.

Of course, WCC was already well ahead of the national curve.

The college’s enrollment remained essentially steady each of the past three years while totals at public two-year colleges across the United States dropped by 9.6 percent over the same three-year span, according to a report from the American Association of Community Colleges.

Are you next?

Prospective WCC students can get a preview of what it’s like to be part of the college at Campus Explore on Friday, Nov. 17.

WCC faculty, staff and current students will all lead portions of the annual event.

The day starts with check-in at 9:30 a.m. in the Morris Lawrence Building, followed by a welcome message and two 40-minute mini-class sessions with a free lunch served in between classes.

Parent-specific sessions are available.

A closing session and scholarship raffle wraps up the day at 1:30 p.m., with optional campus tours and lab showcases to follow.

Many say WCC is a “best kept secret” in our community. We invite you to come and find out for yourself.

For more information, visit wccnet.edu/explore. Questions? call 734-973-3543.