Upward Enrollment Trend Continues; Up 7 Percent Over Spring 2023

February 6, 2024

As the spring semester at Hudson Valley Community College begins, enrollment continues to trend upward.

The college announced on “census” date, February 5, that enrollment for the Spring 2024 semester was up more than 7 percent over last spring. The total number of enrolled students this spring is 7,012, compared to 6,587 in Spring 2023. Over the past two years, the college’s spring enrollment has grown by 9.9 percent.

“We are on an upward trajectory, and that bodes well for the institution,” said President Roger Ramsammy. “The fact that all three student categories – new students, transfer students and returning students – showed growth over last year’s numbers, is a credit to the faculty, advisors and all of the student support staff at the college. Our enrollment outreach and ongoing retention efforts are working, and we are focusing on supporting our students through the completion of their academic journey.”

Seeing growth over last spring are the number of transfer students (up 17.9 percent), non-matriculated part-time students (up 8 percent), new students (up 1.1 percent) and returning students (up 5.7 percent).

The college also saw significant growth in the number of students taking courses during the intensive two-week winter session, which wrapped up on January 12. In total, 326 students took courses during the winter session, compared to 288 in January 2023, an increase of 13.2 percent.

The winter and spring term enrollment increases follow growth of 3.5 percent during the fall 2023 semester. In total, during the 2022-23 academic year the college served more than 19,000 students in both credit-bearing and non-credit Workforce Development and Community Education courses.

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