A local university is breaking records.
The enrollment at Ohio University of Zanesville is up 7% to a total of 1,680 students. While more people are going back to school due to the economic downturn, OUZ believes its community outreach helped spark interest in higher education.
tells Christine Shaw from OUZ public relations.
Shaw says OUZ even has almost 30 students over the age of 70 pursuing a degree. She says the university is more than ready to accomodate the rise in students.
“We are doing well, our classroom space with renovations and that kind of thing, sometimes it is a challenge to get all those things scheduled in, but it is great to see the parking lot full!” laughs Shaw.