TIME: For Immediate Release
DATE: August 27, 2019
CONTACT: John Tompkins, Communications Coordinator
(281) 756-3551 office
SUBJECT: ACC Posts Record Enrollment for Fall
ACC Posts Record Enrollment for Fall
Alvin Community College started the Fall 2019 semester with its highest enrollment ever at 6,034.
The preliminary enrollment includes 935,856 contact hours which is a 4.7 percent increase to the 893,264 contact hours at the start of the Fall 2018 semester with 5,627 enrollment.
This Fall is the highest number of students for a semester since Fall 2010, when 5,721 students enrolled at the start of the semester.
The Fall 2019 enrollment figures include students in the 16-week semester and the first 8-week mini semester.
Enrollment at ACC had been significantly impacted by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and has steadily increased since.
“While recovery from Hurricane Harvey took longer than expected, I am delighted to report that today we reached our highest enrollment in the 70 year history of the college, surpassing the previous record of 5,721 students in 2010,” ACC President Dr. Christal M. Albrecht said. “Since that time, we have seen our number of graduates increase by 35% helping us to fulfill our 60X30 TX goals to increase the number of degrees or certificates awarded. We’ve been a through a rough patch but I think we are back on track to further growth and continued student success.”
For students who were not able to enroll for the Fall semester they can register for the Second Start semester. Registration is open now and will close on September 18. Registration with a fee will be September 19-25. Classes will start September 25.
Registration for the second, fall mini semester is now open and will close on October 14. Late registration with a fee will be October 15-21. Classes begin on October 21.
For more information visit www.alvincollege.edu/registration or call 281-756-3500
Fall Semester 1
Nursing instructor Mary Estes speaks with students on the first day of class for the Fall 2019 semester.
Fall Semester 2
Process Technology instructor Don Koster speaks with students on the first day of class for the Fall 2019 semester.
Two students play on an inflatable game during the Welcome Back Carnival at ACC on August 28.
Student line up to get hamburgers during the Welcome Back Carnival at ACC on August 28.
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