Enrollment In Tennessee Community Colleges Up 2.2 Percent Over Fall 2016

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Enrollment in Tennessee’s community colleges this fall increased 2.2 percent over fall 2016, according to new enrollment figures presented to the Tennessee Board of Regents on Thursday.

Overall enrollment in the state’s 13 community colleges on the 14th day of classes for the current fall semester totaled 86,621, up 2.2 percent from the 84,773 on the same date in fall 2016. Enrollment of full-time students was 56,918, up 2.9 percent from fall 2016.

Motlow State Community College led overall enrollment growth, with 6,597 students enrolled this fall, a 12.9 percent increase from a year ago. Southwest Tennessee Community College has 9,114 students, up 10.2 percent from last year. Pellissippi State Community College has the largest enrollment in the college system at 11,168 – up 9 percent from last fall.

Fourteenth-day student census numbers are a snapshot of enrollment. End-of-term enrollments are factored into the state’s higher education funding formula. Fall 2016 end-of-term enrollment totaled 86,162, or 1,389 more students than were enrolled on the 14th day of that semester.

Tennessee community college enrollment peaked at 98,459 in Fall 2010 during the economic recession, reflecting a national trend of higher enrollments during period of high unemployment.

   

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     



Southern Students Receive Film Award At Windrider Summit During Sundance Film Festival

Chattanooga State Encourages Students Receiving TN Promise To "Finish The FAFSA"

GNTC Names Semi-Finalists For 2022 GOAL Award


Three senior animation majors in the School of Visual Art and Design at Southern Adventist University received the Windrider Best Undergraduate Student Film Award during the Windrider Summit ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Community College, in collaboration with the Tennessee Board of Regents, encourages all students currently receiving Tennessee Promise for the 2021-2022 academic year to “Finish ... (click for more)

Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Trish Wiggins, coordinator ... (click for more)



Student Scene

Southern Students Receive Film Award At Windrider Summit During Sundance Film Festival

Three senior animation majors in the School of Visual Art and Design at Southern Adventist University received the Windrider Best Undergraduate Student Film Award during the Windrider Summit & the Sundance Film Festival Experience 2022. The Windrider Summit, which was held virtually this year, is an official partner of the Sundance Institute. Christian students and leaders from ... (click for more)

Chattanooga State Encourages Students Receiving TN Promise To "Finish The FAFSA"

Chattanooga State Community College, in collaboration with the Tennessee Board of Regents, encourages all students currently receiving Tennessee Promise for the 2021-2022 academic year to “Finish the FAFSA” by submitting their Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for the 2022-2023 academic year. The FAFSA form must be submitted each year for students to ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Signal Mountain Considering Best Way To Spend $1.2 Million In Stimulus Funds, $998,000 TDEC Grant

The town of Signal Mountain has received $1.2 million from the American Rescue Plan and will get a second installment next year from the federal government. It also has gotten $998,000 from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. Discussion about how to spend these grants took place at the town council meeting Monday night. Interim Town Manager Mitchell Moore ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Has 14 More COVID Deaths, 5 Since Friday; 467 New Cases

The Hamilton County Health Department on Monday reported 467 new positive COVID-19 cases, down from 670 on Friday. The total number of cases in the county now stands at 84,442. There were 14 more deaths from the virus in Hamilton County reported on Monday, for a total of 971. Officials with the Hamilton County Health Department said nine are deaths added as part of the review ... (click for more)

Opinion

Earl Freudenberg: Johnny Haynes Overcame His Disability To Become A Police Department Fixture

Johnny Haynes was a special person. Under almost clear skies and 45 degree temperatures, he was buried Saturday afternoon when a small group of his friends gathered at Greenwood Cemetery off Wilcox Boulevard for the committal service. The retired Chattanooga Police Department employee has been my friend since 1962. The Central High School graduate was born with polio but was ... (click for more)

Employers Broke The Social Contract - And Response

Along with our trust, most employers are going to need to give those who participated in the great resignation something to hold onto. The cliché during the pandemic is that we’re all in the same storm, not the same boat. Some of you are in yachts while the rest of us are drowning, grasping at driftwood. For some it’s being deep in medical debt, for others they suffer from burnout ... (click for more)