Enrollment down at SUNY Sullivan; vaccinations are up

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MONTICELLO – Enrollment at SUNY Sullivan is down for the second year thanks to COVID-19, but the silver lining is that the vast majority of those who are attending on campus are vaccinated.

That word came on Thursday from College President Jay Quaintance, who briefed the county legislature’s oversight committee.

“We are down about 10 percent (in enrollment) from where we were last year. We are down about 25 percent from where we were the year before. That seems to be in keeping with what I am seeing across the state,” he said. “The good news is the vaccinate mandate went into effect for all students taking in-person instruction at the beginning of the semester. As of (Wednesday) we have 645 students who are taking classes on campus. We only now have 11 who are not in compliance with the vaccine mandate which means they have had one dose.”

Quaintance said 90 percent of faculty and staff have been vaccinated as per the state requirement.