Enrollment holds steady, workforce numbers increase at RCC

At a time when college enrollment is down nationwide, there is good news at Rappahannock Community College (RCC). Spring 2022 enrollment is up overall by 2% compared to 2021, and summer enrollment is trending upward as well.

“Although credit enrollment remains lower than in 2019, the year prior to the pandemic, the data for spring 2022 looks positive,” said Dr. Shannon Kennedy, RCC president. “This past academic year we initiated a case management style of advising. We received an incredibly generous donation that allows us to fund a navigator for each high school in our service region, as well as adding to the staff of navigators at the college.

“Our navigators, faculty, and staff at RCC work with the community and our students to identify and overcome barriers to their success,” said Kennedy. “We are committed to connecting more students to the services they need….

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