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KBOR announces enrollment increase at PCC while Kansas feels overall decrease

15 October 2018

Pratt Community College experienced a 2.14% increase in enrollment for the Fall 2018 semester. According to Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR), PCC was just one of six community colleges in Kansas to show an increase in fall enrollment.  Kansas community college enrollment dropped 2.6% overall this fall. According to data released to KBOR PCC concurrent enrollment, college credit for High School students, increased 36 percent from last year.

As of the 20th day numbers PCC has 1,477 total credit hours in Fall 2018. The College Start program offered at PCC is a partnership with area high schools to help their students get a jump start on their college career. These students are provided the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. High School students are eligible for reduced tuition on all courses (excluding EduKan) and may take Career Technical Education classified courses for free as approved by Senate Bill 151.

“In today’s times, any enrollment increases are appreciated as evidenced by the past several years where enrollments have been trending downward.  We are pleased to be up in enrollment for the fall semester, especially in our high school and on-line offerings. We really see these modalities  as our future growth areas”, said Dr. Michael Calvert, PCC President.

Enrollment for full-time students is at 875 students compared to 856 this time last year. Full-time equivalency is calculated by dividing the total number of undergraduate credit hours taken in a semester by 15 and graduate credit hours by 12.