Fall 2009 |
MCC anticipates the highest enrollment in College history for Fall quarter
2009. The official census of enrollment will not be released until Sept. 14.
Growth is seen Collegewide in online courses, seat count and credit hours.
General education courses remain popular across delivery methods and for
degree-seeking and transfer students.
Continued Collegewide efforts to provide quality education and services
have resulted in significant enrollment gains as credit hours have increased
27.8 percent in a five-year period, full-time headcount increased 30.9
percent, online credit hours increased 285.2 percent and minority enrollment
increased 28.1 percent. The top five subjects by credit hours are Mathematics,
English, Information Technology, Psychology and Biology.
MCC continues to be a leader in the development and delivery of online
education and programming. For Fall 2009, there are more than 270 online
courses, and to date there are eight associate degrees entirely online as well
as seven certificates. Students enroll for a variety of reasons. "I have
a full-time job, three children and a wife, and my schedule can get pretty
tight," said Dustin Everitt, online IT student. "Every class that
I´ve taken at this point has been online and probably will be throughout
my degree. MCC´s online program is so flexible that it can fit into just
about anybody´s schedule."
For comparison, during the 2008 Fall quarter, MCC welcomed more than 15,000
students, an increased enrollment of 3.6 percent in credit hours over the 2007
"This is a challenging time for MCC, but we are happy to be able to
provide education for so many folks who are facing their own difficulties in a
down economy," said Arthur Rich, Vice President of Campuses and Student
Affairs. "It also indicates the confidence the community has in
MCC´s ability to provide quality education."