Folsom Lake College Celebrates Milestone: Enrollment Reaches 10,000 Students
November 6, 2023
Folsom Lake College, a member of the Los Rios Community College District and a leading institution of higher education in the Greater Sacramento region, is thrilled to announce a momentous achievement in its history. The college has reached a significant milestone with its enrollment surpassing 10,000 students.
This milestone reflects the community college's commitment to providing exceptional education and fostering an inclusive learning environment. With a diverse student body, Folsom Lake College continues to attract talented individuals from various backgrounds, creating a vibrant and enriching college community at its main Folsom campus, El Dorado Center in Placerville, Rancho Cordova Center, and online.
"We are incredibly proud to reach this remarkable milestone of serving 10,000 students," said Folsom Lake College's President, Dr. Art Pimentel. "It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, and students. This achievement reinforces our commitment to providing a world-class education and preparing our students for success in their chosen fields."
By offering a wide range of degree and certificate programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and a supportive and innovative learning environment, Folsom Lake College has become a destination of choice for students seeking a transformative educational experience.
"10,000 students is a momentous milestone and the growth of Folsom Lake College is emblematic of the demand for higher education in our region," said Los Rios Community College District Chancellor, Dr. Brian King. "The college's growth has also advanced the region's development by fostering partnerships, educating the workforce, creating job opportunities, and supporting local businesses."
Folsom Lake College also includes the premier regional performing arts center, the Harris Center for the Arts, which serves as the home to the college's visual and performing arts instructional programs and contributes to the cultural and artistic vibrancy of the region.
With the college's service area forecasted to grow rapidly over the next several decades, including the building of over 11,000 residential homes in the City of Folsom south of Highway 50, Folsom Lake College's enrollment is expected to climb to a projected 15,000 to 20,000 students upon the college's full build-out. To meet student demand, construction is currently underway on the college's 75,000 sq. ft. Science Building which will house six Biology labs, six Chemistry labs, and a 4,000 sq. ft. Science Center, and will be the largest science facility within the Los Rios Community College District.
In addition to the growth in enrollment and facilities, Folsom Lake College has expanded its portfolio of career education programs to include a viticulture and winemaking degree and certificate, an artificial intelligence program developed with Intel, and is launching a fire technology program in partnership with the newly built El Dorado Hills Fire Department Training Center. The college is also working closely with the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, El Dorado County Office of Education, and Visions in Education to provide opportunities to current high school students to earn college credit while still in high school as growing research has shown that students who have been introduced to higher education earlier are more likely to enroll in college and get their degree.
"It's an exciting time to be a part of the Folsom Lake College family," Pimentel shared. "FLC's leadership team, faculty, and staff are united in our commitment to the statement, 'Education should belong to everyone.' We want all of our students to know that you belong here."
For more information about Folsom Lake College, its programs, and how to enroll, please explore this website, visit the college's Welcome and Student Success Center, or call (916) 608-6500.
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