August 22, 2011
Fall semester under way at Cowley
With the students returning to Cowley College for the fall semester,
3,088 full-time students were enrolled as of Friday.
For just the third time in the school’s history, Cowley surpassed 1,200 students enrolled at the school’s main campus in Arkansas City. Cowley also saw a nine percent increase in its online enrollment with 1,165 FTE (full time equivalency).
All six dormitories are filled to capacity. However, students can be put on a waiting list in the event a dorm room becomes available.
The college’s Bloomenshine Center in Mulvane had 219 FTE on Aug. 19, 2007, 376 FTE on that same date in 2008, and has surpassed 500 FTE each of the past three years. While, the school’s Allied Health Center in Winfield also has its second largest FTE ever.
Sue Saia, vice president for student affairs, said preparation for the fall semester has gone well.
“These are amazing times at Cowley College,” Saia said. “Enrollment at Cowley continues to remain strong. The dorms are full, classrooms are at capacity, and our on-line courses are growing exponentially.”
More than 300 students participated in last Wednesday’s daylong new student orientation activities.
“It’s always exciting to have the fall semester begin with the new and returning students back, and another school year underway,” Saia 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.