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Chatfield College Grows 15 Percent Over Fall; 50 Percent Over Last Spring

January 21st, 2011

Chatfield College in St. Martin and Cincinnati, Ohio reports its highest enrollment in history for the spring 2011 semester, which began January 17, 2011. Official numbers show a spring semester enrollment gain of more than 15 percent from fall semester and doubled enrollment since spring last year.

The private, Catholic, two-year liberal arts college has been experiencing larger than average growth this year;   the fall semester saw a more than 50 percent increase. Chatfield now serves more than 400 students across both campuses.

To accommodate for the explosive growth, the college added extra classes to the spring schedule including a full-day of courses offered on Saturdays at the Findlay Market campus. Chatfield also held recruitment fairs to attract additional faculty to prepare for the increase. All Chatfield courses continue to be capped at 15 students, as the college is dedicated to providing students with individualized attention.

“As we continue to experience such rapid growth, we make it our goal to never sacrifice quality,” says Curt Cotter, Director of Admissions.  “People are coming to Chatfield because we work to remove obstacles to make it possible for anyone to get an education.”

“Many of our students thought they could never earn their college degree,” explains Cotter.  “We supply them with all of the tools they need to succeed. It didn't take long for the word to get out and for our enrollment to explode.”

Cotter adds that although the college has added classes and faculty to accommodate the increase in enrollment, the emphasis at Chatfield is still on smaller class sizes and personal interaction between students and instructors.  “Our student/teacher ratio is approximately seven to one,” says Cotter. 

Chatfield offers the Associate of Arts degree and is an open enrollment college accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

Chatfield's open enrollment policy means that prospective students need only have a High School Diploma or GED to attend Chatfield and will be guided individually through the enrollment and Financial Aid application process.  Chatfield's accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission allows credits earned at Chatfield to easily transfer to four-year colleges.

The St. Martin campus is located at 20918 State Route 251; St. Martin, OH  45118.   The Cincinnati location is at 1800 Logan Street; Cincinnati, OH  45202.  For more information, visit the website at www.chatfield.edu, call 513-875-3344, 513-921-9856, or emailadmissions@chatfield.edu.

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