JCCC enrollment for the summer semester fell again this year (4.8 percent). That may seem significant but it’s actually less than 500 from last year and less than 700 from the previous year.
However, one has to wonder if the ending the practice of late enrollment has affected this decline or if other factors like slight tuition increases have played a part. Perhaps the numbers are just balancing out after JCCC’s record-breaking summer enrollment in 2009.
Read JCCC’s statements for summer enrollment in 2011 and in 2010:
June 23, 2011
JCCC’s summer enrollment takes a dip
A total of 9,361 students are enrolled in summer classes at Johnson County Community College, down 4.8 percent from the 9,836 students enrolled last summer.
The number of credit hours in which students are enrolled is 41,333, a 3.6 percent decrease from last summer’s total of 42,894.
Summer classes at JCCC began June 6.
June 21, 2010
Summer enrollment dips from last year
A total of 9,836 students are enrolled in summer classes at Johnson County Community College, down 1.9 percent from the 10,029 students enrolled last summer.
The number of credit hours in which students are enrolled is 42,894, a 2.3 percent decrease from last summer’s total of 43,911.
Last year’s enrollment figures were the highest the college had ever seen. In summer 2008, 9,141 students were enrolled in 39,710 hours.
“This is the first summer we have not had late registration, where students could enroll in a class that had already started,” said Terry A. Calaway, JCCC president. “Students have a better rate of success when they are in class from the beginning, instead of coming in several days late. This is especially true when you consider the quick pace of summer courses. We know the change has affected our enrollment, but we thought it was an important quality service step toward helping our students succeed in class.”
Summer classes at JCCC began June 7.