DOWAGIAC — At a time when other colleges and universities are seeing declines in enrollment, Southwestern Michigan College appears to be beating the odds and is seeing a small increase in the number of students enrolled.

SMC Vice President of Marketing Mike O’Brien told SMC board members this week that fall enrollment is up 25 students from last fall. He said enrollment last week was at 2,171 students, which is 1.2 percent higher than the fall of 2018.