Glendale Community College officials estimate that enrollment of full-time students won’t reach their expected goal this year as the college continues to recover from years of tightening its budget to respond to financial cuts made by the state.
By the end of the 2013-14 academic year, officials predict they will have 1.1% more full-time equivalent students enrolled than the prior year, although they had hoped for a 2% increase.
Glendale Community College receives $4,636 in state funds for each full-time equivalent student it serves.
During the entire 2013-14 school year, officials estimate the college will have served 15,123 full-time equivalent students, an increase of 169 students over the previous year.
However, Supt./President David Viar said it’s unlikely the college will hit its 2% enrollment growth goal for the year.
However, for the spring session which started last week, officials estimate there will be 215 fewer full-time equivalent students compared to last spring, when there were 7,192. Officials are still waiting for the final numbers to shake out because students could drop classes in the early portion of the session.