Official fall enrollment is up nearly three percent this year, according to Margot Mata, SWTJC vice president of student services.
In her report at the monthly meeting of the SWTJC Board of Trustees, Mata said students are taking more classes, which translates into more credit hours.
“I think the increase in credit hours is due to better student planning and also a result of better advising,” Mata said. “Advisors are working very hard on getting our students on a career path early on.”
The official headcount this fall is 5,592 compared to 5,449 a year ago, a 2.6% increase. Total credit hours are also up approximately 10%, Mata told the board.
Dr. Hector Gonzales, SWTJC President commented on the difference between head count versus credit hours.
“Head count is a barometer, contact hours are state dollars and credit hours are tuition dollars,” Gonzales said. “I like to look at credit hours which reflects actual monies coming in and we are up in credit hours from where we were two years ago.”
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