AYLESBURY College has already recruited its full allocation of 16-18 year-old students, defying national trends.
According to the Association of Colleges, nearly half of all further education colleges have seen a drop in the number of 16-19 year-olds enrolling on courses in September.
Principal Pauline Odulinski is pleased to see the college thriving in the face of testing economic times.
She said: “It’s really encouraging, both for Aylesbury College and for the local community, that we’re defying the current market trend.”
“We strive to provide students with the educational experience which will prepare them for a successful future.’
As higher education becomes more expensive, the college intends to grow in order to meet the needs of the community.
The college also reported a three per cent improvement on exam pass rates, putting it above the national average.
The college provides education and training for about 4,500 part-time students and 1,000 full-time students.