- Associated Press - Thursday, November 26, 2015

PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) - Enrollment at a community college in northwestern Ohio has fallen to less than half what it was in 2009.

Owens Community College, located about 10 miles south of Toledo, had nearly 24,000 students in that year. The Blade of Toledo reports (https://bit.ly/1XgS0FC ) the Wood County college said Friday enrollment is now less than 12,000.

The state Department of Higher Education placed Owens on fiscal watch in April.

Owens officials say this semester’s decline was expected and shouldn’t impede its financial recovery plan, which was passed by college trustees over the summer.

Officials with the College Credit Plus program, which helps students earn college and high school credits, say the enrollment drop is due in part to the strengthening economy, which has sent more people into the workforce.

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Information from: The Blade, https://www.toledoblade.com/


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