Cuesta College started its fall semester Monday with 9,458 students enrolled in 1,130 course sections. Morning fog, which greeted students who padded off the first pair of Regional Transit Authority buses just before 8 a.m., gave way to sunshine and short-sleeve temperatures in the high 70s.
Cuesta’s 2012 enrollment total is down 784 students — or 7.65 percent — from 2011 when the college offered 1,255 class sections. The reduction was the result of 2012-13 budget cuts from the state, school officials said.
Students can add classes with an instructor’s approval through Sept. 3. Here, Aidan Candelario walks to class past a mural on the wall of the art department.
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