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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

ACC Has Highest Enrollment Ever

Alvin Community College had the highest number of students enroll in the college’s history for the 2017 fall semester.

Preliminary enrollment for the fall was 5,746 with 913,920 contact hours compared to the previous fall when 5,658 students enrolled with 930,696 contact hours. This represents an 3 percent increase in enrollment.

This is the second highest number of students for a semester since 2010, when 5,721 students enrolled.

The fall 2017 enrollment figures include students in the 16-week semester and the first 8-week mini semester.

Although it is the most students ever to enroll for a fall semester, it was still impacted by Hurricane Harvey. More than 200 students have reported to the college that they could not continue the semester due to the effects of the storm.

“We are pleased to be able to serve more students including those on the campus, those in our dual credit programs at the high schools and the inmates that we serve in the TDCJ units,” ACC President Dr. Christal M. Albrecht said.

The increase in enrollment may be due, in part, because the college is offering evening courses at Shadow Creek High School for the first time this fall. Courses are also being offered for the first time at the University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland campus.

“Offering classes at the two new Pearland locations helps to serve a portion of our service area that previously was underserved,” Albrecht said. “We are also looking forward to offering evening courses at the Alvin ISD Manvel Career and Technical Education Center starting in January.”

Registration for the second, fall mini semester is also open and will close on October 6. Late registration with a fee will be October 7-13. Classes begin on October 13.

For more information visit www.alvincollege.edu/registration or call 281-756-3500.

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