The Northwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees met Monday to discuss a number of topics, including enrollment .
For the past few years enrollment has been declining, but the newest enrollment report shows that the number of students attending this year will be about the same as last year, and that flat number may be due to a new program.
"We are going to be the first community college to offer a bachelors degree," said Andy Dolan, Executive Director of Public Relations at NMC. "Ours is in Maritime Science, so we hope people visit and come check out the program."
This will be the first year that the Maritime Science bachelors degree will be offered, the board hopes that in future years it will add to an increase in enrollment.