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Thursday, March 17, 2016

UACCM Announces Enrollment Increase for Spring 2016

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is excited to announce a spring 2016 enrollment increase of 2% over spring 2015.  The college also saw a 3.5% increase in student semester credit hour (SSCH) enrollment.  The boost in credit hour enrollment reflects an increase in the number of credit hours in which individual students are enrolled.  The spring 2016 semester also had a 6% increase in minority enrollment.  Of the six-county service area Faulkner County had the largest percentage growth at 9%.
The spring 2016 enrollment numbers also show that UACCM enrollment is comprised of 61% full-time students and 39% part-time students.  This is reverse of the national average, which is made up of 38% full-time students and 62% part-time students.  Additionally, the general education program had a growth rate of 25%, the most of all UACCM programs.  The general education program is designed for students who plan to eventually transfer to a four-year university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. 
The growth in students planning to transfer to finish a bachelor’s degree program can be attributed, in large part, to the cost of attending UACCM.   The annual tuition rate is 17% less than the national average at a two-year college and 70% less than the national average of annual tuition at a four-year college.  

UACCM Chancellor Dr. Larry Davis said of the increase in enrollment, “This growth signals a greater awareness in the value and quality of the offerings at UACCM.”  He added, “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton.  Without this great group of people, and the generosity of our business and industry partners and corporate and private donors, UACCM would not be able to keep up with the growing demand of training a skilled workforce.”

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