The Advocate

Enrollment remains flat despite early growth

By Xavier Johnson, Web Editor

February 13, 2019

As of the beginning of spring 2019, semester enrollment has experienced a 6.3 percent increase in Full Time Equivalent Student (FTES). However, as of Monday, the increase has flattened to a 1.8 percent increase according to...

Low enrollment causes funding deficit, class cancellations

By Andrew Weedon, Scene Editor

February 20, 2018

The class schedule is taking drastic cuts this semester as campus administrators try to regain some of the college’s financial surplus, which has been dwindling in the last few years. Since the college leadership has undergone m...

Current Project list mires parking lot expansion

By Jaleel Perry, Staff Writer

February 7, 2017

Parking has become an issue on campus due to enrollment increasing over the winter break, but Contra Costa College Buildings and Grounds Manager Bruce King said it is low on the project list. Following the construction of the new buildi...

Students walk through the Campus Center Plaza between the Student and Administration Building and the General Education Building near Fireside Hall on Monday. Despite completion of the Campus Center and Classroom Project, enrollment is down by 4.2 percent according to the Admission and Records fall 2016 report.

Enrollment slowly rises

August 26, 2016

Nonresident tuition rate jumps to $237 per unit

By Asma Alkrizy, Opinion Editor

April 11, 2016

Nonresident tuition fees have soared over the past few years, making it challenging for the growing number of nonresidents enrolling at Contra Costa College.   The District Office has approved increasing the nonresident tuition rate  f...

Despite steady trend, some expect ‘imminent’ rebound

By Benjamin Bassham, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Headcount is up, but enrollment is down, and the college is hurting. To oversimplify, a Full-Time Equivalent Student represents 15 semester units that students have enrolled in. The amount of FTES directly affects the funding a coll...

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