The college is also among the fastest-growing in the nation. Based on its 17 percent increase in enrollment between fall 2008 and fall 2009, Seminole State is ranked No. 22 among community and state colleges with enrollments of 10,000 or higher, up a notch from its No. 23 ranking in 2009.

Enrollment caps at the state’s universities, the addition of the Altamonte Springs and Heathrow campuses, additional classroom space on the Sanford/Lake Mary campus, and the continuing downturn in the economy have contributed to 10 straight terms of double-digit credit enrollment growth at Seminole State, according to a Seminole State release.

Given its current enrollment numbers, the college expects to see another double-digit increase for the spring term, which starts Jan. 10.

The annual listing was based on an analysis of U.S. Department of Education data. Community College Week’s numbers were based on overall headcounts.

Among Florida institutions, Edison State College in Fort Myers experienced the highest growth, at 23 percent.

Source: Orlando Business Journal, Seminole State among fastest-growing

UCF Today Note: Seminole State College is an important and strategic partner with UCF in the successful DirectConnect to UCF program.