Tarrant County College Fall Enrollment Up 1.9 Percent

FORT WORTH, Texas (Sep. 16, 2011)

Tarrant County College’s fall student headcount continued its upward trend, rising 1.9 percent over last fall, with a total credit enrollment of 50,062 students on five campuses.

The number of students also was up on several campuses. Northwest Campus in Fort Worth experienced a 1.8 percent increase, pushing overall enrollment to 13,669 students. Southeast Campus in Arlington rose 1.7 percent to 14,945 students.

The opening of the new Trinity River East Campus helped boost downtown enrollment to 7,229 students, a 32.4 percent increase over fall 2010. The growth was attributed to the relocation of the Nursing Program from Fort Worth’s South Campus and some of the Allied Health Programs from Hurst’s Northeast Campus.

The resulting redistribution of students caused a 3.2 percent dip in enrollment at South to 12,123 students. Similarly, Northeast experienced a 2.4 percent decrease to 17,032 students.

Registration for the second eight-week term is under way through Oct. 17. For class schedule information, visit www.tccd.edu.

These figures do not represent enrollment of all fall semester offerings, which include two eight-week terms and other terms of varying length that allow today’s students maximum scheduling flexibility.

Also, campus totals added together equal more than the district figure because many students enroll on more than one campus.

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