JCCC Enrollment Booms as Economy Busts

Posted Sept. 16 to the Johnson County Community College electronic mail server, Infolist:

Fall enrollment sets another record at JCCC

As of the 20th day of the fall 2010 semester, 20,869 students are enrolled at Johnson County Community College, an increase of 2.3 percent from the total of 20,401 on the 20th day in fall 2009. The number of credit hours in which students are enrolled is 176,458, an increase of 1.8 percent from the fall 2009 total of 173,267. These are the highest enrollment figures the college has ever recorded.

Terry A. Calaway, JCCC president, attributes the increase in credit class enrollment to the troubled economy, the difference in the cost of tuition between JCCC and four-year universities, and the quality of JCCC’s educational offerings.

“We continue to see displaced workers in our classes as well as high school graduates who are saving money on their first two years of college,” Calaway said. “Students know that taking classes at JCCC will help them reach their goals.”

JCCC Fall 2009 Enrollment Numbers

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