OLYMPIA — Washington’s community and technical college enrollment for the previous school year broke another record.
State education officials say the equivalent of 161,000 full-time students attended, beating the previous year’s record enrollment by 9 percent.
College enrollment last year beat by 15 percent the number of spaces paid for by state dollars.
Colleges are reporting record enrollments again this fall. The president of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges says the schools say they are running out of money to support their students’ education goals.
The community and technical college system’s state funding has been cut by $127 million over the past two years and Gov. Chris Gregoire is calling for more budget cuts this fall.