Clark College welcomes students to the 2012-2013 academic year

Clark College opens its doors today for its 2012-2013 academic year. The college welcomed 13,927 students, slightly down from fall 2011. At the same time Clark’s Running Start program welcomed more than 18,000 students, up from 9% from last year.

”Historically, enrollment at community colleges increases during tough economic times, and we are still seeing the impact of the Great Recession on far too many lives,” Says Clark  College President Robert K. Knight. “But we know that some of our students are now working. It make us proud to know that because we’ve done our job, they are able to do theirs.”

Based on year end full time equivalent enrollment in for-credit classes, Clark was the largest single-campus community college in Washington state last year. For more information, visit