Trade publication recognizes WATC's growth

Wichita Area Technical College has been ranked the 12th-fastest growing public two-year college of its size in a study published this month by Community College Week.

WATC ranked 12th among colleges with enrollments of less than 2,500 students by increasing its enrollment 33.3 percent between fall 2006 and fall 2007.

"This listing recognizes how hard we are working to improve the quality of program offerings and the excellent instruction we provide," said WATC president Peter Gustaf.

Community College Week analyzes data from the U.S. Department of Education for its annual special report. To learn more about the ranking, visit www.ccweek.com and click on "Fastest Growing Community Colleges-Tables and Charts."

WATC had 1,937 students enrolled in the 2008 fall semester.