The Daily Express

Enrollment Record Set Again at Owens Community College

Your Success Starts Here Owens Community College has achieved a record Fall Semester enrollment for the 20th consecutive semester marking an 89 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 17,236 students - a 2.56 percent increase over the Fall Semester 2000 enrollment of 16,805.

There are 15,078 students on the Toledo-area Campus, up from 14,820 last fall (a 1.74 percent increase). The Findlay Campus headcount is 2,158, compared to 1,985 last fall (a 8.72 percent increase).

The full-time equivalency (FTE) for both campuses is 4,418 - up 5.86 percent from Fall Semester 2000.

"We are committed to meeting the needs of the communities we serve," said Dr. Christa Adams, President of Owens Community College. "By holding the line on tuition we continue to offer Northwest Ohio residents the ability to access a high quality college education at an affordable cost. We are elated that the community continues to benefit from this in increasing numbers."

President Adams 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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