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Enrollment up and classes added at Butte College

By Tyler May, tmay@krcrtv.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:30:05 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 27 2013 07:55:50 PM CDT
OROVILLE, Calif. -

The fall semester has just kicked off for Butte College and this year the school is saying they are seeing more students enrolling.

School officials say they are seeing more than a two percent increase in enrollment, putting enrollment at more than 12,000 students.

With Prop 30 passing last year, Butte College was able to add classes instead of cutting them - something they haven't done in more than three years.

Students say they are happy they can get all their classes this year.

"This is my last year. Everything is going so smooth. I'm loving the way everything is going," said Butte College student, Wesley McCoy.

The school administration said they were relieved to feel less of the pressure caused by budget cuts.

"It's still crowded so it's not perfect, but we are beginning to see some easing of the tension that was caused by the budget cuts," said Director of Admissions and Records, Clinton Slaughter.

Butte College said they were expecting to see more than a three percent increase but they are still excited with the growth.