Southeast Missouri State University, Mineral Area College, and Three Rivers College came together in 2010 as the Cape Girardeau Partnership for Higher Education to provide general education and associates degrees. The end of this school year marks the third year of existence for the partnership, and participating institutions are pleased with their success and hopeful for continuing the effort. Although the number of courses has increased, the partnership found that some courses were not sought out by students. Director of extended and continuing education at Southeast, Joyce Becker tells KZIM/KSIM that the courses offered are based on student need.The first semester of the partnership saw enrollment of 183 students in 29 courses, by this year enrollment rose to 279 students in 40 courses. Those involved in the partnership aim for a rise in enrollment, and continued success for years to come, to provide education for people in the region.
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