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ELAC enrollment up five percent

MONTEREY PARK — Pointing to the school’s successful outreach efforts, East Los Angeles College President Marvin Martinez announced last week a five percent increase in the number of students attending the spring 2015 semester.

Martinez reported that 25,181 students were enrolled in credit courses, compared to 23,940 in the spring 2014.

“I’m proud to announce that our school’s enrollment numbers are up in a big way,” Martinez said. “This is a direct result of our staff’s hard work and dedication to reaching out to the community and letting students know that we’re here to help them succeed.”

ELAC faculty and staff worked to boost enrollment leading up to the spring semester and engaged students through special events, online, social media, email campaigns, posting fliers and even calling students on the phone to remind them to sign up for class.

“On Feb. 7, Student Services hosted a special event and helped more than 600 students sign up for the classes they need,” Martinez said.

The boost in enrollment and an offsite campus that continues to double in size proves that the college continues to be a staple in the community, Martinez said.

ELAC is the largest college in the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District and accounts for 20 percent of the district’s total enrollment.