Columbia State hits record-breaking enrollment

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Preliminary census reports a 4.9 increase in enrollment for Columbia State Community College for Fall 2017, setting a new record-breaking enrollment number for the college.

Full-time enrollment is up by 15.1 percent from Fall 2016, and is up over 24 percent over the past three years. Full-Time Equivalency is the formula that determines how many students are attending full-time. Columbia State exceeded target enrollment by over 9 percent.

Other notable enrollment increases include: adult students admitted – 14.7 percent; first-time freshmen admitted – 16.8 percent and re-admitted students – 7.4 percent.

Each of Columbia State’s five campus locations saw an increase in headcount: Columbia Campus – 8.2 percent, Williamson Campus – 14.9 percent, Lawrence Campus – 10.8 percent, Lewisburg Campus – 10.2 percent and Clifton Campus – 2.6 percent.

Columbia State enrolled 5,938 students comprised of 3,279 full-time students and over 1,600 freshmen. Final enrollment numbers are to be determined by the Tennessee Board of Regents.