4th in the Nation for Fastest-Growing Public 2-year Colleges

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – March 19, 2014 – Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) announced today that according to Community College Week Magazine, FTCC was ranked 4th in the nation in enrollment growth of 7.2%, in the enrollment segment of 10,000 or more students, for the current reporting year from Fall 2011 to Fall 2012. “This figure is even more remarkable, as the nation’s 1,100+ public 2-year colleges for the same period reported a decline of -3.4%,” said Dr. Larry Keen, FTCC President. “It appears that the significant growth in community college enrollment from 2008 to 2010 is linked to the occurrence of the Great Recession and recent declines are linked to the ongoing recovery. We feel extremely encouraged that our enrollments have held positive. ”

The analysis of enrollment changes in the nation’s community colleges was prepared using the data collected from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) through the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The IPEDS statistical information was segmented by size (<2,500; 2,500-4,900; 5,000-9,999; and 10,000+) according to the most recent year’s enrollment count. Community College Week Magazine then ranked the Top 50 institutions in percent change enrollment from Fall 2011 to Fall 2012, by enrollment segment.

About Community College Week Magazine

Since 1988, Community College Week has been the independent source of in-depth information for and about two-year college faculty, administrators and trustees. Published biweekly, Community College Week’s readers include college presidents, chief academic officers, faculty, student-service professionals, librarians and other educators. In each edition, readers find news and features not provided by other news sources, including analyses of critical academic trends and issues, vital statistics, technology updates and employment opportunities.

Additional information can be found at www.ccweek.com.

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