The Daily Express

Owens Enrollment is Still Strong

Owens Community College has achieved a Spring Semester enrollment of 15,567 students, marking a 2.81 percent increase over the Spring Semester 2000 enrollment of 15,141.

There are 13,613 students on the Toledo-area Campus, up from 13,286 last spring (a 2.46 percent increase). The Findlay Campus headcount is 1,954 compared to 1,855 last spring (a 5.34 percent increase).

The full-time equivalency (FTE) for both campuses is 3880.70 - down 1.21 percent from Spring Semester 2000 (3928.06). However, the FTE for the Findlay Campus is 512.90 - up 3.19 percent from last spring (497.03).

This marks the 19th consecutive semester of headcount increases at Owens Community College.

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

There also has been significant growth in the College's Center for Development and Training (CDT) with an increase in industrial training. CDT serves the needs of business and industry with training in skilled trades, customized training, workforce development, apprenticeship programs and more.

"Owens' commitment is to meet the needs of the communities we serve and provide a high quality college education at an affordable cost," President Brown said. "The continued increase in enrollment demonstrates that people welcome this commitment."



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