A growing number of new faces stepped onto ACC campuses this spring. They were greeted by faculty and staff at welcome tables set up on campuses districtwide to celebrate the first semester of ACC’s 50th anniversary year.
ACC’s enrollment numbers have started to level out since the pandemic. The college’s spring 2023 headcount is 33,222 credit students — slightly higher than last spring.
The strong enrollment numbers are primarily driven by growth in new students to ACC. The number of new students is up 7% compared to spring 2022 and 3% compared to spring 2021.
“Enrollment has been a challenge across the state and the nation since the pandemic started. In spring 2022, we are thrilled to see ACC’s student headcount stabilizing overall and the solid growth in new student enrollment,” says Dr. Jenna Cullinane Hege, Vice Chancellor of Institutional Research & Analytics. “New students have been a significant focus for the college, and that hard work is showing up in our numbers.”
Students continue to return to campus for their classes, with strong growth at Highland (+25%), Hays (+25%), Round Rock (+25%), and Rio Grande (+23%) campuses compared to last spring.
Among the areas of study, Computer Science and IT, DMCAT, and Science Engineering and Math are experiencing the most growth year over year.
Nearly 240 employees from 45 different areas of the college signed up to greet students districtwide as they arrived for the first days of classes.
The welcome tables were set up near the main entrances at each campus with maps, snacks, and Riverbats gear for the students.
View photos from the first week of spring classes in the slideshow below.