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Contact: Marilynn Fryer
(517) 796-8466
January 25, 2010
For immediate release

JCC’s Winter enrollment continues to rise

Jackson Community College’s enrollment is up again for the Winter 2010 semester, with more than 1,300 additional students over the Winter 2009 semester.

JCC’s Winter semester enrollment, as of the 10th day of classes, is at 7,998 students, the highest 10th day headcount over the last five Winter semesters, with 1,300 more students, a 20 percent increase over last year and a 43 percent increase from five years ago. Billing contact hours – a measure of the time spent in class – are up almost 20 percent from Winter 2009 at 80,128.54, and up 60 percent from Winter semester five years ago.

“Our continued growth reinforces our belief that we are indeed a strong instrument in helping revitalize this community,” said Cindy Allen, executive director of community relations and the performing arts. “JCC stands ready to retrain and educate our next generation of leaders, in the high-demand areas, on a campus with state-of-the-art technology.”

The majority of JCC students, 58 percent, are enrolled at the Jackson campus, while 18 percent are in Lenawee County, 16 percent over the Internet, and 8 percent in Hillsdale County.

Demographics for Winter semester enrollment show:

  • An increase in the percentage of full-time students than in previous Winter semesters, with 46 percent enrolled full-time, a 24 percent increase from last year and a 92 percent increase from five years ago.
  • An increase in the number of students under age 22, who now represent 35 percent of total enrollment, up 10 percent from last year and 34 percent from five years ago.
  • JCC has the highest ever number of students of color enrolled at JCC this Winter 2010 semester at 1,041, which is a 64 percent increase over last Winter and a 112 percent increase from five years ago. Thirteen percent of the total Winter 2010 10th day enrollment is of ethnic minority.