Northern Virginia Community College Turns Students Away

September 14, 2007

Northern Virginia Community College is turning students away because of a sharp increase in enrollment at their Woodbridge campus.

Robert Templin Jr., the college's president, says enrollment is up about 10% from last fall. That puts total enrollment for all six campuses at 65,000.

Templin says the increase in students comes from population growth in Prince William County, Manassas, Western Fairfax and Loudoun County. He says Woodbridge is the only campus where there's not major construction under way to increase capacity.

Templin says they're trying to handle the overflow by turning away students, using high school rooms and offering classes online.

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