Fall 2015 Enrollment Highlights
The credit enrollment for fall 2015 was 6,197 students. On average, students took 9 credits.
- Fifty-five percent of current students returned from the spring 2015 semester.
- The ratio of full-time (33%) to part-time (67%) students changed this semester with a ten percent decrease in full-time students over the past five years.
- Female students make up 56% of the fall 2015 student body. The male population experienced a 6.8% growth compared to a 6.6% decline for females between the years of 2011 and 2015.
- This fall, 21 students transferred to FCC from other two-year institutions and 173 from four-year universities. Also, 844 students are concurrently enrolled at high school and FCC.
- Hispanic enrollment has increased by 13.6% from the previous fall semester. Students of color now comprise 33.0% of FCC's current population.
- Since 2011, there have been increases in the number of students indicating that their reasons for attending FCC are for personal interest/professional development (23.3%), transfer before earning a degree (5.7%), and earn a certificate to update job skills (1.7%).
- Traditional age students (18-21) comprise 42% of this semester's enrollment and the average age is 20. The largest increase in the student population was in the 17 or under group which increased by 42.0% from Fall 2014 to Fall 2015. This can be credited to the dual enrollment program and continued success of the College open campus program.
- Twenty-seven percent of the students identified themselves as first generation students.