UACCM Spring Enrollment Sets Record

The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton has reported a record-setting enrollment of 1538 students for the Spring 2006 semester, an increase of 3.3 percent above the Spring 2005 semester. The official report was submitted to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) on the 11th class day.  
Full-time students make up 65 percent of the student body. Thirty-five percent are considered part-time students, enrolled in courses ranging from 1 to 11 credit hours. 
Students enrolled in technical, business, health, and service-related occupational programs account for 47 percent of the student body. Students pursing Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, two-year degrees designed for university-transfer, account for 41 percent of credit students. The remaining 12 percent are non-degree seeking students, undeclared majors, students enrolled in cooperative programs, and concurrently enrolled high school students.
The average age of total student enrollment is 26 years of age. Students residing in Conway County make up 23 percent of the UACCM student body. Seven percent are from Perry County, 38 percent are from Faulkner County, 17 percent are from Pope County, 8 percent are from Van Buren County, 4 percent are from Yell County, and the remaining 3 percent reside in counties outside UACCM’s surrounding service area. 
UACCM Director of Institutional Advancement Mary Clark says college officials are pleased with the enrollment numbers. Clark stated, “We are proud to be a part of Conway County and make higher education available to everyone in the community and surrounding areas. Our growth should continue as more and more people realize the numerous and diverse educational opportunities that are within their reach in terms of both affordability and accessibility.”
The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is a two-year, public college located in Morrilton. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, UACCM provides a comprehensive curriculum of university-transfer and technical and career-oriented programs, as well as adult education, community outreach, and workforce education programs.

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