HAGERSTOWN -- Enrollment is not growing as fast as expected, but students at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown are taking more classes than ever, the school's executive director said Tuesday during a meeting with the Washington County Commissioners.
C. David Warner III said the number of full-time equivalent USM-H students, a measure of full course loads, has risen rapidly over the last year.
While enrollment over the last three fiscal years has increased 13 percent, full-time equivalents have increased 30 percent over the same period, Warner said.
"The students in the building are taking a lot of classes," Warner said.
The meeting with the County Commissioners comes nearly two months after the University System of Maryland cut five of 18 staff jobs at the Hagerstown campus.