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Tuition for Evening Classes Reduced in Half

7/3/2014 11:40:40 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. MORE NIGHT CLASSES TO BE OFFERED FOR FALL

To help working students who want to take classes but cannot attend college during the day, New Mexico Junior College has reduced tuition for evening courses to half price.  This special tuition pricing is for courses after 5:00 p.m. beginning Fall 2014.

In addition, more classes will be offered in the evening, including new business courses for students who want to improve their business knowledge and become more successful in their careers.

Larry Sanderson, NMJC Director of Institutional Effectiveness and College Relations, said putting an emphasis on NMJC’s evening classes will overall increase enrollment, but also help students who are working and cannot attend NMJC day courses.

“The majority of our students are between 25-29 years old and are working adults,” Sanderson said.   “Many of them have families so there is lot of pressure for them to balance work, family and school. We have an opportunity if we want to grow and expand enrollment, and to better meet the needs of our working adult students. If we can increase offerings we can bring back those students to campus.” 

Sanderson said the half price tuition will further entice students to try one of the many evening courses this fall. To enhance the college experience, the snack bar and library will remain open in the evening.

The college will focus first on adding additional business courses in the evening. “We know from the business community that’s what they want,” says Sanderson.  “We were told by business leaders that there is a need for business classes for their employees, but they need to be in the evening, after work. So this semester the emphasis is on the business program.” 

Students wanting to take core business courses have indicated they prefer to have a longer course one night a week, which is also being implemented.  Additional courses include Principals of Marketing, Business Communications and Principals of Management. 

By re-energizing evening college, NMJC will prove that the working adult can get their degree and still continue to work full-time and take care of their family.  Half-price evening college tuition will be implemented for at least one year, and possibly more depending on enrollment numbers.

For more information:  Susan Fine, Director of Communications: sfine@nmjc.edu or 575-492-2781

New Mexico Junior College is a comprehensive community college promoting success through learning.

 

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