What's Trending: Enrollment Up at FVTC

What's Trending: Enrollment Up at FVTC

Many reasons to celebrate the fall 2022 semester

| By: Daley-Hinkens, Carmelyn M

What a difference a year makes.

We are welcoming students back to class at all Fox Valley Technical College campuses, regional centers, and training centers. And the best part of all, we’re pleased to welcome a higher number of students to campus this fall. Here is a look at the fall semester at FVTC, by the numbers:

  • 6% increase in enrollments year-over-year (YOY).
  • 350 more students completed a new student registration session YOY; a 20% increase.
  • 3% increase in online enrollments and 6% increase in the number of online classes offered YOY.
  • 29% overall increase in diverse student enrollments over this date last year.
  • 100+ international students, which is surpassing pre-pandemic enrollments. We’re welcoming students from Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, South Africa and Turkey, to name a few.

“I am constantly impressed by our students and it is great to have so many of them back again on our campuses,” said Dr. Chris Matheny, president of Fox Valley Technical College. “They are focused on improving their futures, finding great careers, and doing well for themselves and their communities. Their futures are bright and we are so proud to be a part of their journeys.”

Numerous programs, especially several short-term diploma programs, are at or near full capacity for the fall and we are exploring additional sections for this term and beyond for incoming students. Among the list are Diesel, Horticulture, Massage Therapy, Esthetician, and Cosmetology.

This fall, we’ll offer several new pathways for degrees or certificates in Baking & Pastry Management, Industrial Metrology Technician, Construction Safety, and Manufacturing Safety.

“Our instructors are ready to go for the semester – their syllabi have been created, their online course shells have been developed, and their learning activities and labs are prepped and ready to go,” said Dr. Jennifer Lanter, vice president for learning and chief academic officer. “The campus definitely has all the energy and excitement that comes with a new semester and we are thrilled to welcome so many new, and returning students, to FVTC for the fall semester. We are honored to be part of their educational and career journey.”

Even as classes begin today, many programs start in late September or October so prospective students still have time to get enrolled. Several of our Business, Manufacturing and Transportation programs have class options that start later in the fall. Plus, numerous general education courses will be offered that transfer to many four-year institutions.

FVTC is also getting ready for Open House 2022. The in-person event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 3-7 p.m. No registration is necessary.