MTI sets enrollment recordSchool’s spring head count hits 1,115.
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
Mitchell Technical Institute’s enrollment for the spring 2013 semester sets an all-time record for the school, MTI announced Monday.
Current enrollment is 1,115, surpassing the previous record of 1,108 set in fall 2010. The number is up 18 from the fall 2012 enrollment of 1,097.
The school has set several enrollment records during the last five years. That can be attributed, an MTI news release said, to several factors including new programs, more online delivery, an expanded Center for Farm/Ranch Business Management, and, most visible, a new campus along Interstate 90.
“A technical education is an excellent investment,” MTI president Greg Von Wald said in a news release. “Combine relatively low tuition with in-demand programs, excellent wages, and a placement rate of 96 percent or higher, and you will see why students and parents are taking a good look at technical education when making decisions about their futures.”
The next milestone for the school will be next fall when the new Trades Center facility is complete in August and all programs will have been moved to the new Spruce Street location. The old MTI location across from Mitchell High School is being converted to other uses, including a career and technical academy for area high school students.