Fall 2012 Enrollment Highlights
The credit enrollment for fall 2012 was 6,159 students. On average, students took 9 credits.
- Sixty-one percent of current students returned from the fall 2011 semester.
- The ratio of full-time (35%) to part-time (65%) students has remained virtually unchanged over the past five fall semesters.
- Female students make up 58% of the fall 2012 student body. The male population experienced 6% growth compared to 8% for females between the years of 2008 and 2012. The overall enrollment growth for this period was 8%.
- This fall, 64 students transferred to FCC from other two-year institutions and 219 from four-year universities. Also, 326 students concurrently enrolled at high school and FCC.
- African American enrollment rose by 33% this fall compared to fall 2008 while Hispanic enrollment has increased by 36%. Students of color now comprise 28% of FCC's current population.
- Since 2008, there have been large increases in the numbers of students indicating that their reasons for attending FCC are to earn AA, AS, or AT to transfer (23%) and transferring before earning a degree (64%). At the same time, there is a 4% increase in students seeking courses for personal interest or professional development.
- Traditional age students (18-21) comprise 46% of this semester's enrollment and the average age is 21.
- Thirty-percent of the students identified themselves as first generation students.