Fall Enrollment Increase
Fall enrollment set new records for the number of full-time students and total students, according to a report released by the Registrar’s Office. Full-time enrollment increased 19 percent over fall 2001, from 2,488 to 2,958 on the 20th day of classes. At one point in early September, more than 3,000 students were enrolled full time.
Overall head count increased 15 percent over fall 2001, from 4,044 to 4,656. Once again, the largest increase occurred at the Southside Education Center in Wichita, a partnership between Cowley, Wichita Area Technical College and Wichita State University. Southside’s full-time enrollment jumped from 856 last fall to 1,159 this fall, a whopping 35 percent. Enrollment at the other northern campus, the Mulvane Center, increased 15 percent, from 252 full-time equivalency to 289. Other significant increases occurred at the Wellington Center (24 percent), in Cowley’s evening enrollment (15 percent), and its overall main campus enrollment (6 percent). The college’s online class offerings jumped 214 percent, from 37 students to 116.
An enrollment breakdown by community within Cowley County. Arkansas City 589, Winfield 376, Udall 41, Burden 29, Dexter 17, Geuda Springs 5, Cedar Vale 3, Maple City 3, Atlanta 2, Cambridge 2, Oxford 2, Rock 2.
Enrollment from the top 10 counties in Kansas: Sedgwick 2,313; Cowley 1,071; Sumner 726; Butler 130; Chautauqua 36; Harvey 17; Harper 16; Elk 7; Johnson 6; Crawford, Montgomery, Reno 5 each.
This fall, Cowley has students enrolled from 18 states. Also, there are 139 international students enrolled from 37 countries. Kenya and Tanzania lead the way with 53 and 33 students.