Johnston Community College Sees Record-Breaking Enrollment for Second Consecutive Semester

Published: January 11, 2024

JCC enrolled more students than ever for a spring semester.

Spring 2024 New Student Orientation at JCC

Johnston Community College achieved record-breaking enrollment for the second semester in a row.

JCC enrolled 4,766 degree-seeking students as of the second day of the spring semester. That is more than any spring semester in the college’s history and a 12.4% percent increase from last spring.

The college’s full-time equivalent (FTE) numbers were 1,738 – the highest it has ever been in a spring semester. In North Carolina, community colleges are currently funded based on total FTE.

Applications were also up 20 percent from last spring.

"We see no reason why we will not continue on this upward trajectory, given the booming population in Johnston County, the Commissioners’ Promise for free tuition to recent high school graduates again this year, and our commitment to education and workforce development in our region,” says JCC President Dr. Vern Lindquist.

“We are adding classes, instructors, and program offerings. We appreciate the county’s ongoing support of its only higher education institution. We need that support more than ever, as we work to expand into major service areas like Clayton,” Lindquist adds.

More than 840 students entered JCC for the first time this semester. The college also had record-breaking enrollment in the fall semester.

Hundreds of recent high school graduates are attending JCC tuition-free, thanks to the JoCo Commissioners Promise, which offers last-dollar funding that federal and state aid does not cover.

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