The University Centre at Blackburn College has recorded a 15% rise in applications for degree level study.
Record numbers of students are applying to study degrees at the University Centre at Blackburn College, despite latest figures highlighting falling University applications nationally.
UCAS, the University and Colleges Admissions Service, has announced that applicants for UK higher education nationally are down 5% for UK students and 7% for EU students.
In contrast Blackburn College full-time undergraduate applications have increased 15% compared to the same time last year.
Dr Thomas Moore, principal and chief executive at Blackburn College said: “For the last five years, nine out of 10 of our qualifying students go straight into employment or further study.
"This is testimony to the quality and relevance of our courses; and the tremendous effort of our staff in getting people into jobs that drive the economy of Blackburn with Darwen.
“Almost six out of 10 of our working graduates gain employment in the borough, demonstrating not only that our graduates are highly sought after by employers but also that our graduates are contributing to our local economy.”