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Lake Erie College Experiences Enrollment Growth Spurt

- MBA Program Hits High, FasTrac Program Welcomes Inaugural Class

(PAINESVILLE, OHIO)While many Colleges and Universities around the country are encountering a lack of enrollment, Lake Erie College has seen growth. The College is experiencing a record enrollment in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program, welcomes its first class to the newly-developed FasTrac night and weekend program for adults, and reports an increased number of traditional full-time undergraduate students for fall 2007.
The MBA program has been in existence at the College since 1981, and many adults have utilized the program as a way to improve their professional careers. A total of 92 students are enrolled in the program this semester, marking an all-time high for MBA enrollment at the College (a 35% increase over 2005). The College welcomed 30 new students to the program this fall, a figure that is twice the size of the 2005 fall class.
“The Lake Erie College MBA program is a great option for adults living or working on the east side,” said Bob Trebar, Dean of Management Studies and Instructor of Business
Administration. “It is truly unique relative to other alternatives that working adults might consider and word is getting around. Students are satisfied with the level of education they are receiving and are telling their friends and colleagues at work."
Erich Hahn, Strategic Account Manager at McNeil Industries, is currently enrolled in the MBA program. “My experience with the Lake Erie College MBA program has been excellent,” says Hahn “The class schedule is flexible enough that I can continue to travel for my job, and the biggest benefit will be the ability to advance my career.”   
Total enrollment at the College is also up and has increased 2.3% this fall with a total of 812 students. The FasTrac program, an accelerated degree program for working adults who have an associate’s degree or equivalent number of courses, kicked off in September with 13 new students enrolled in its inaugural class.
Students can earn their bachelor’s degree in business administration or accounting in two years by taking classes on Saturdays or weeknights while still having their summers off. “They have all the benefits that come along with being a full-time student, because that’s exactly what they are,” says Trebar. “They are a great group of students … excited about the accelerated Saturday format and about being able to progress through the program together as a group,” he adds.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education. The College offers 26 undergraduate majors, including new programs in sports management, forensic psychology and therapeutic horsemanship, as well as master’s degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies programs and international learning opportunities for students.
For more information on the undergraduate or graduate programs at Lake Erie College, visit the college website at or call the admissions office at 440-375-7050.
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