The Daily Express

Enrollment Record Set Again at Owens Community College

  Owens Community College has achieved a record Fall Semester enrollment for the 17th consecutive semester marking an 84 percent increase since Owens became a comprehensive community college in July 1994.

  Combined Fall Semester enrollment at the College's Toledo-area and Findlay Campuses is 16,805 students - a 1 percent increase over the Fall Semester 1999 enrollment of 16,688.

  There are 14,820 students on the Toledo-area Campus, up from 14,662 last fall (a 1.08 percent increase). The Findlay Campus headcount is 1,985, compared to 2,026 last fall (a 2 percent decrease).

  The full-time equivalency (FTE) for both campuses is 9,042 - up 0.32 percent from Fall Semester 1999.

  "We are committed to meeting the needs of the communities we serve. It is vital that area residents have the ability to access a high quality college education at an affordable cost," President Daniel H. Brown said. "The Trustees have decreased tuition this fall to $75 per credit hour in order to improve access for area residents. We are elated that the community continues to benefit from this in increasing numbers."

  President Brown attributed the enrollment growth to several of the career-oriented technical degree areas, as well as the Arts & Science programs that offer students the first two years of a bachelor's degree at less than half the cost of a four-year college or university.

  The College's Center for Development and Training (CDT) also provides a significant amount of credit course work for area business and industry with training in skilled trades, customized training, workforce development, apprenticeship programs and more.

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