In hopes of attracting more students, Allen Community College will switch to a four-day week next fall.
A survey given to students and faculty showed more than 70% wanted a four-day schedule. Students, both online and on campus, voted with about 70% in favor. Faculty showed more support, with 88% voting for the shorter week.
Kara Wheeler, vice president of academic affairs, said she spoke with officials at other colleges that have made a change to a four-day schedule. Students prefer it, and colleges use it as a recruiting tool.