CLINTON — Another school year is underway for Clinton Community College.

Clinton Community College opened its doors last week as classes began Aug. 20 for Clinton Community College students. CCC President Karen Vickers said there were not many changes to the college this year, adding they were just welcoming new and returning students back to the facility for another school year.

"It's always wonderful to welcome everyone back for another school year," Vickers said. "The faculty was back on Wednesday (Aug. 15) for three days for prep."

Vickers said the enrollment at CCC has been up and down over the last few years. She said the college will have a better idea of the college's enrollment later in the semester. She said the college over the last several years has seen an increase in the part-time, working students.

"Over the last couple of years we've seen more part-time students," Vickers said. "We find the majority work and fit the classes in their work schedule. We don't anticipate a major change. We have students who wear a lot of hats."

Vickers still sees CCC as a viable option for students looking at college options. She said CCC has a faculty that works with students and an advising staff that helps students at CCC with their degree plan. She said the staff is focused on helping students graduate and maintain jobs. She also cited the affordability of tuition at CCC. Tuition for in-state residents at Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is currently set at $162 per credit hour. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges are comprised of Clinton Community College, Muscatine Community College and Scott Community College.

"I think if you look at CCC, it really is a great place," Vickers said. "It is large enough they are getting a good education but small enough we know who you are."