Midland College reports increased fall 2021 enrollment; spring semester begins January 18

Midland College reports increased fall 2021 enrollment; spring semester begins January 18January 05, 2022

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According to data from the National Student Clearinghouse, community college enrollment throughout the U.S. decreased 5.6% for the fall 2021 semester.  However, Midland College records indicate that 5,184 students enrolled at MC this past fall. This is an 8.83% increase over fall 2020 with 4,763 students enrolled. The fall 2021 semester also held one of MC’s most diverse groups of students—58% of students identified as Hispanic or Latino origin, compared to 52% last year.

MC, like most community colleges, experienced an enrollment decrease during the pandemic, but its strength in online instruction helped students to continue learning. While online-only classes have gained significant popularity since 2019, surging upward 61%, it seems like students were excited to come back in person in fall 2021. Online-only students for fall 2021 came in at 1,412 compared with 1,579 in fall 2020. 

“Students, faculty and staff have been given flexibility to cope with the pandemic’s continued impact on their lives,” Julia Vickery, MC vice president of Student Services said. “Our instructors’ strengths in juggling in-person, online, hybrid, virtual, asynchronous and synchronous education follows our commitment to student learning. These enrollment increases have been a college-wide effort and could not have happened without the dedication of college faculty, staff and students.”

Prospective students should visit midland.edu/enroll to learn more or stop by the Midland College Scharbauer Student Center, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

MC Office of Institutional Advancement

Pevehouse Administration Building, Room 141
Midland College, 3600 N. Garfield
Midland, Texas 79705
(432) 685-4556


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