• Population booms as CSC opens
    August 27,2013
     

    Population booms

    as CSC opens

    CASTLETON — The largest class in the history of Castleton State College has resulted in some students living temporarily in a hotel in Rutland.

    CSC’s enrollment is expected to top 2,150, a 34-percent increase since 2000, when 1,605 students attended the college. The large class has pushed the college’s housing system to capacity and beyond, said Jeff Weld, CSC’s director of college relations.

    “We filled Hoff Hall, the 162-bed residence hall opened last year, and have converted all usable space in all of our residence halls to accommodate students,” Weld said. “We have seen an increase in upper-class students who wish to remain on campus, rather than seek alternatives off campus.”

    As a result, 23 students will be housed at the Holiday Inn in Rutland. School officials expect they will relocate to campus within the next month.

    Despite the record number of students, the student-to-teacher ratio is expected to remain at 14 to one.

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