Student Demographics

Fall 2013 Enrollment Highlights

The credit enrollment for fall 2013 was 6,050 students. On average, students took 9 credits.

  • Sixty percent of current students returned from the fall 2011 semester.
  • The ratio of full-time (38%) to part-time (62%) students changed this semester with a slight increase over the past five fall semesters.
  • Female students make up 57% of the fall 2013 student body. The male population experienced a 1% growth compared to a 6% decline for females between the years of 2009 and 2013. The overall enrollment decline for this period was -2.5%.
  • This fall, 83 students transferred to FCC from other two-year institutions and 232 from four-year universities. Also, 373 students concurrently enrolled at high school and FCC.
  • Hispanic enrollment has increased by 13% from the previous fall semester. Students of color now comprise 31.6% of FCC's current population.
  • Since 2008, there have increases in the numbers of students indicating that their reasons for attending FCC are to earn AA, AS, or AT to transfer (2%) and transferring before earning a degree (36.2%).
  • Traditional age students (18-21) comprise 44% of this semester's enrollment which is slightly down (-2%) from last fall and the average age is 21. The largest increase in the student population was in the 17 or under group which increased by 107.3%. This can be credited to the new dual enrollment program and continued success of the college's open campus program.
  • Twenty-six percent of the students identified themselves as first generation students.