KC’s spring enrollment has dropped 5.6 percent from this time last year. As of the 12th class day (Jan. 30) the total enrollment is 5,806 compared to 6,154 in Spring 2012.
“In the nation as a whole and community colleges in Texas, decreased enrollment is a trend that has developed after four or five years of tremendous growth,” said Staci Martin, registrar. “As the economy gets better, people go to work instead of going to school. The high school student population that would be potential for KC is also decreasing.”