FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 1, 2018
Board of Regents announces 2018 fall semester enrollment
Please note fall 2017 enrollment figures for have been revised since the initial announcement. The following news release has been updated to reflect this revision. Fall 2018 FTE student enrollment numbers remain unchanged.
(Topeka, Kan.) - Preliminary figures released today by the Kansas Board of Regents show a small decrease in systemwide enrollment of full-time equivalent (FTE) students.
“While enrollment results this year are mixed, the Board continues to look at ways we can help more Kansans advance their education beyond high school,” said Blake Flanders, president and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents. “Increasing the number of Kansans who earn a certificate or degree helps increase earnings for families and helps our businesses thrive.”
Please click here for preliminary fall enrollment figures for each institution.
The Board of Regents opted this summer to transition from the traditional 20th day headcount metric to a full-time equivalency metric for 2018. This change will provide uniform data across the system to the Board, to leaders from across the system, and to the public. The headcount model no longer provides the best analysis of current enrollment patterns. For example, in Academic Year 2017, 63 percent of students were enrolled on a part-time basis.
Full time equivalency is calculated by dividing the total number of undergraduate credit hours taken in a semester by 15 and graduate credit hours by 12.
About the Kansas Board of Regents:
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.