It's Go Time for Spring Semester

It's Go Time for Spring Semester

2022 starts with improving enrollments

| By: Daley-Hinkens, Carmelyn M

Fox Valley Technical College is excited to welcome students back this week for the start of the spring semester. And the college is encouraged to see enrollment numbers on the rise compared to one year ago.

Year over year, Fox Valley Tech is seeing an increase in the number of full-time equivalents (FTE). For context, every 30 credits enrolled in an academic year equals one FTE. By offering flexible coursework and part-time options, the college has seen a 26% increase in the number of students choosing to take courses at FVTC.  Overall, this has driven up the college’s total enrollment by just over 1%.

Business, plus Manufacturing, Agriculture and Construction Technologies, and Transportation Technologies are three of the divisions starting the semester with higher numbers in FTEs and headcount. Several programs in our Service division, including Aesthetician, Therapeutic Massage, Cosmetology, as well as our Fire Protection are starting the semester at capacity.

Demand for in-person learning is also up year-over-over. Almost all campuses and regional centers have seen a substantial uptick in enrollment for in-person courses. 

“Given recent national data showing there are more than 900,000 fewer students enrolled in college now than before the pandemic started, we’re pleased to see student enrollments moving in a positive direction at Fox Valley Tech,” said Dr. Jennifer Lanter, interim chief academic officer. “We know that being flexible by offering a range of instructional methods, including online and in-person learning, is key to helping us maintain and gain our student enrollments.”

 The health and safety of students, staff and faculty continue to be a top priority. Anyone entering FVTC facilities must wear a face covering indoors regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status. Learn more in our COVID-19 update.