Early enrollment figures at Northwest College promising

Posted 9/7/21

Northwest College is seeing some encouraging improvement in enrollment rates at the start of the fall semester. 

Preliminary figures on Aug. 29, which was three days before the start of the …

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Early enrollment figures at Northwest College promising

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Northwest College is seeing some encouraging improvement in enrollment rates at the start of the fall semester. 

Preliminary figures on Aug. 29, which was three days before the start of the semester, show 101 more students are enrolled this fall over the headcount three days before the start of the semester in fall 2020. 

The preliminary headcount on Aug. 29 was 1,299 students, which is up 8% over last year. The full-time equivalent (FTE), which is the total number of credit hours taken by all NWC students divided by 12, was 1,065, up 2% over last year. 

“We can still expect to increase in both headcount and FTE as students continue to register, and as concurrent high school students are entered,” Lisa Smith, institutional research manager, noted.  

Differences between preliminary enrollment numbers and the official figures, which are published months after the semester is over, can be considerable. The preliminary fall 2020 figure climbed from 1,198 three days before the start of the semester to an official 1,443 after the semester was done. 

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