A&F Newsletter

Fall 2003

 

Fall Enrollment Surpasses 3,000

For the first time in the 80-year history of the college, full-time enrollment has surpassed the 3,000 mark. According to figures released by the Registrar’s Office, full-time equivalency was 3,095 on the 20th day of classes, Sept. 17.

At Cowley, that amounts to a 5-percent increase over fall 2002. The largest single gain occurred on Cowley’s main campus, where there are 33 percent more full-time students than a year ago. The main campus FTE was 1,121, compared to 1,088 a year ago.

The college’s major off-campus site, the Southside Education Center in Wichita, continued its growth, increasing 12 percent from fall 2002. There were 1,296 full-time students at the center, compared to 1,159 in fall 2002. The largest overall gain occurred with the college’s online Internet classes. FTE soared 302 percent from a year ago, from 116 in fall 2002 to 151 this fall. Total headcount actually decreased overall at Cowley by 52 students, or just less than 1 percent. In Cowley County, 501 students were enrolled from Arkansas City, 313 from Winfield, and 41 from Udall.

Most of Cowley’s students enrolled in fall 2003 are from Sedgwick County (2,556), followed by Cowley County (920) and Sumner County (588). Kansas was by far the state with the highest number of students attending Cowley with 4,375. It was followed by Oklahoma (71) and Texas (11). Kenya topped the list of foreign countries with 37 international students enrolled at Cowley. Nigeria was next with 15, followed by Tanzania with 12.

By city in Cowley County: Arkansas City 501, Winfield 313, Udall 41, Burden 21, Dexter 18, Cambridge 5, Rock 5, Atlanta 4, Oxford 4, Cedar Vale 3, Maple City 3, Geuda Springs 2.

By county in Kansas: Sedgwick 2,556; Cowley 920; Sumner 588; Butler 102; Chautauqua 38; Harvey 17; Harper 14; Reno 14; Kingman 13; Johnson 11; Montgomery 10; Elk 9; Shawnee 8.

By states: Kansas 4,375; Oklahoma 71; Texas 11; Florida 9; Colorado 5; Arkansas 3; South Dakota 3; Minnesota 2; Missouri 2; Georgia 1; Illinois 1; Indiana 1; Kentucky 1; Louisiana 1; Michigan 1; Montana 1; New Hampshire 1; Ohio 1.

By foreign country: Kenya 37, Nigeria 15, Tanzania 12, Pakistan 7, Zimbabwe 7, Tasmania 6, Brazil 4, Congo 3, Bangladesh 2, Bulgaria 2, Canada 2, Ghana 2, Malaysia 2, Bahamas 1, Ecuador 1, Guinea 1, Indonesia 1, Norway 1, Syria 1, Thailand 1, Toga 1, United Kingdom 1, Venezuela 1, Republic of
Vietnam 1.

 

Fall 2003