Logan College grabs local grads in record numbers
John A. Logan College celebrated its 40th anniversary not by giving back to the community so much as grabbing ahold of it.
The Carterville college put forth its best efforts to recruit in-district high school grads with its "40 at 40" campaign recently. The other "40" in the name was the college's goal of getting 40 percent of the high schoolers to commit to Logan College.
The report card shows the college outperformed its open expectations, recruiting a record 48 percent of in-district students. The numbers were better than its previous top effort, set 10 years ago.
“We are very proud of our recruitment efforts, but we are not about to let up," Melanie Pecord, Logan College’s acting vice president for instruction, said. "We strongly believe that we can increase those numbers even more by continuing to tell graduates and their parents about the college’s successes and how we are able to deliver a very high-quality education at an affordable cost.”
The college invites high school graduates to tour the campus and ask for assistance in making a college decision.