August 6, 2010
Cowley College already surpasses last year�s total enrollment�
With the first day of the fall semester still nearly two weeks away,
Cowley College has already passed last year’s total of students
enrolled. Compared to last year on this same date, each one of Cowley’s
Centers has seen an increase in enrollment.
The total FTE (full time equivalency) for the college currently stands at 2,778, an increase of 409 FTE from this same date a year ago. As impressive as these numbers are, enrollment is still underway with classes not slated to begin until Aug. 19.
“I’m excited to see such strong enrollment numbers for the fall semester,” Ben Schears, Executive Director of Enrollment and Outreach Centers at Cowley College, said. “The advisors at each of our locations have been tremendously busy getting students enrolled in classes, financial aid has been working hard to help the students with funding to pay for classes, and our student life office has been spending countless days this summer providing small group orientations to the new students. All across campus everyone has been pitching in to get ready for the fall semester.”
The largest increase is seen in the college’s on-line enrollment. Last year at this time there were a total of 650 FTE, while this year, there is nearly 900 FTE.
The college’s Bloomenshine Center in Mulvane has almost 100 more FTE (584-491) from this time last year, while the school’s Allied Health Center in Winfield already has more FTE (56) than they have ever had.
On the main campus in Arkansas City, enrollment is already at 1,146 and is on pace for one of the largest on campus enrollments in school history. Also, all five dormitories are filled to capacity. However, students can be put on a waiting list in the event a dorm room becomes available.
The addition of two enrollment centers in Wichita over the past couple of years has helped the college become more visible and has given potential students a way to find out more about the school.
This, along with planned extended enrollment hours in the admissions office, played a large role in the boost in enrollment.
“It’s been exciting to see the energy and cooperation from across the college as we gear up for this coming semester,” Schears said.
Along with the college’s main campus in Arkansas City, Cowley has two centers in Mulvane, two enrollment centers in Wichita, and its Allied Health Center in Winfield.