Fall enrollment increases at Mercy College of Ohio
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|Wednesday, 14 September 2011 00:00 |
TOLEDO—Mercy College of Ohio president John F. Hayward has announced an increase in the health care college’s enrollment for the fall semester, rising to 1,107 students at the Toledo campus and 108 students at Youngstown.
“We proudly offer our students many health care career path choices,” says Mr. Hayward. “We do this with the lowest tuition among area private colleges and we are among the lowest when compared to the area’s four-year public colleges and universities. Mercy College of Ohio is committed to keeping our tuition and fees as low as possible for our students. It’s reflected in the number of the students we continue to serve.”
Students continue to pursue health care careers because of anticipated substantial job growth. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 10 of the top 20 fastest-growing occupations are health care related. The BLS estimates that the health care industry will generate more than 3 million new jobs before 2018. Many of those jobs will require less than a four-year degree.
“Enrollment in new degree and certificate programs is on the rise; we are so pleased that students are investing in their education with us,” says Shelly McCoy Grissom, chief admissions officer of the college. “We realize that students want to get to work as soon as possible and because we are a part of Mercy, we are able to offer access to the area’s leading health care facilities so our students don’t have to wait to begin the clinical and practical component of their studies.”