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Enrollment continues to fall

Enrollment continues to fall

By BRYAN OROZCO Enrollment at Pima Community College continues to fall despite efforts made by the college to draw in more students. According to Pima spokesperson Libby Howell, enrollment has dropped down from nearly 63,000 students in 2011 to less than 50,000 students in 2014. That is about a 21 percent drop. One student, Anna […]

Pima grapples with budget limit law

Pima grapples with budget limit law

by NICK MEYERS Pima Community College won a narrow victory earlier this year when a bill in the state legislature that would have cost the college an additional $30 million in spending failed. The vote came less than a year after the state eliminated $7.1 million in funding to the college. “It’s something that would […]

Budget woes plague PCC

Budget woes plague PCC

By JAMIE VERWYS College students in Arizona might be facing future tuition increases in light of Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget cuts to schools statewide. Under Gov. Ducey’s plans, community colleges in Pima, Maricopa and Pinal counties are facing budget cuts upwards of $9 million. Pima Community College officials have been working to develop strategies […]

Pima acts to increase enrollment

Pima acts to increase enrollment

By CALEB FOSTER After seeing enrollment drop for three years in a row, Pima Community College has created a department of enrollment management and funded an ad campaign to attract potential students. “We are targeting the 50-plus group, high school and even elementary school,” said Heather Tilson, executive director of enrollment management. Pima’s fall enrollment […]