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RVCC’s Leb Location Seeing Higher Enrollment Than Expected

Last year, there was big news for Claremont-based River Valley Community College as they extended their reach and opened up and all new location further north in Lebanon.

Now, officials are reporting that enrollment numbers are much higher than they anticipated and that the future of the location, based in the former Lebanon College building, is certainly bright.

The Valley News reports that with a planned official opening of August 25th of this year, college officials announced to the City Council on Wednesday night that 83 students have enrolled for the first term, which is 60 percent more than anticipated.

The community college had purchased the new location in August of last year using a $1.6 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture Rural Development program and Lebanon received $500,000 to complete needed renovations to the interior of the building. Improvements that have been done include buying a new furnace, removing asbestos, and increasing the number of bathrooms.

The college is continuing to enroll students for the first term this fall, with 12 classes being offered right away.

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