More than 1,500 students enrolled at GCCC for Fall 2013

8/22/2013

Garden City Community College opened its 94th fall semester Wednesday with more than 1,500 students enrolled, according to a press release. Registration day figures show a 2.9 percent increase over the same time last fall.

Garden City Community College opened its 94th fall semester Wednesday with more than 1,500 students enrolled, according to a press release. Registration day figures show a 2.9 percent increase over the same time last fall.

As of 7 p.m. Tuesday, a total of 1,536 people had enrolled in 19,103 hours of college credit courses, according to a preliminary Registration-Advising Day report issued by Registrar Nancy Unruh. The report also showed a 2.9 percent increase in the full-time equivalency count of 1,273.5. Meanwhile, registration is still continuing for the public.

To assist with ongoing enrollment, key offices at the GCCC Student and Community Services Center are maintaining extended hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday. Those include the Admissions, Business, Counseling, Financial Aid and Registrar's offices. For more information, call 276-9608 or 276-7611.

While the preliminary student count of 1,536 isn't quite as high as last fall's tally of 1,567, the full-time equivalency count of 1,273.5 for the opening day of classes is above the same point in 2012, when it reached 1,238.2 on registration day. The full-time equivalency count, calculated according to a state-mandated formula, is determined by dividing total student credit hours by 15.

Of the 1,536 individuals who have registered so far, 1,211 are Kansas residents

Enrollment is expected to continue growing as students add courses to their schedules, sign up late and register for classes that begin later in the term.

The first-day figures are considered preliminary because, also following state requirements, Kansas colleges and universities wait and take official enrollment counts on the 20th class day of the semester in September.

Information provided by Cathy McKinley, GCCC executive director of marketing and public relations.

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