Calhoun announces Summer Semester Enrollment Increase
June 30, 2017
Decatur, AL -- Dr. Jim Klauber, president of Calhoun Community College, has announced that the college’s 2017 summer semester enrollment has surpassed total enrollment for the 2016 summer semester. This summer’s enrollment of 6,146 students surpasses the 2016 enrollment of 5,962, an increase of just over 3%.
Of the students taking classes at Calhoun this summer, 1,192 are enrolled in day and evening classes at the Decatur campus; 1,445 are taking day, evening and weekend classes at the college's Huntsville/Cummings Research Park campus; 3,340 students are taking classes on-line; and 168 are enrolled in the college’s program at Limestone Correctional Facility. According to the College’s Admissions Office, the most significant increases are in online Distance Education courses, more than 11% over last year and in the College’s transient student population, up more than 7% this year.
Commenting on the increase, Klauber, said, “While our enrollment increase this summer may seem slight, we are extremely pleased to see this uptick in our numbers, particularly in light of the fact that so many colleges and universities across the state and nation have seen a continuous decline in enrollment.”
“Based on feedback from students, we made a few changes in scheduling options this summer, which we feel definitely paid off,” Klauber added. “We offered a number of delayed-start classes to accommodate the schedules of our recent high school graduates and transient students and developed a targeted advertising campaign to reach these populations. We feel that based on our numbers this summer, these efforts have been successful in helping us to realize the increase we have experienced.”
“We are currently in the midst of registration for our 2017 fall semester, and are hopeful that the enrollment increase we saw this summer is an indication of what we’ll see with our fall numbers,” continued Klauber.
Registration for Calhoun’s 2017 fall semester continues through August 20, with classes beginning on August 21. For more information, contact the Calhoun Admissions Office at 256-306-2593 or visit the college’s website at www.calhoun.edu to view a copy of the current class schedule.