Independence Community College (ICC) has released the opening day summer enrollment numbers, and they show a significant increase over the previous year on opening day – up an increase in full-time equivalent (FTE) of 70%, with an increase in headcount of 45 percent.
“These are some great numbers,” said ICC president Dan Barwick. “It’s simply too early to draw conclusions about final numbers for the summer. On the one hand, our summer football camp, combined with the recruiting value of our participation in Last Chance U, has resulted in strong earlier enrollment from football players. On the other hand, in July we will still have our basketball and volleyball camps. We do know that our current enrollment at the start of the summer is higher than the total for all of last summer, so we feel pretty positive.” Students typically enroll in general education classes during the summer sports camps.
For opening day, FTE increased from 108.53 to 184.33, with headcount increasing from 283 to 411. The full-time equivalent of students is a single value providing a meaningful combination of full-time and part-time students.
Current enrollment at ICC is among highest summer enrollment in the school’s history. Most of the other peak years occurred during the 2009-2012 recession, in which community college enrollments increased at the state and national levels.
“We are off to an awesome start,” said Brittany Thornton, Director of Enrollment and Retention. “With our new Navigator system in place, we have a solid means to help students succeed and reach their goals, and that message is clearly getting out.”
Enrollment for fall 2018 courses continues and students may still enroll in summer 2018 (July) courses.