The magazine ranked the top 50 community colleges with 2,500-4,999 students by percentage of enrollment increases, and named KC 37th on the list with a 9.2 percent increase in students from fall 2006 to fall 2007.
KC’s enrollment increased from 4,715 to 5,150 from fall 2006 to fall 2007, an increase of 435 students.
The survey analyzed the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education from the 2006-07 school year. For enrollment numbers, it calculated only students who were enrolled in courses that could accrue toward an associate degree, certificate or other formal award.
Only five other Texas schools were on the list: Texas State Technical College—Harlingen, 10th; Temple College, 24th; Howard College, 27th; Cedar Valley College, 34th; and Texarkana College, 35th.
The report can be found in the Dec. 1 issue of Community College Week on its Web site at: www.ccweek.com.
KC expects record enrollment again this semester as student totals are up significantly since regular registration ended Jan. 7. Official enrollment numbers will be available after the twelfth class day, Jan. 28.