Enrollment up at JCCC, expected to be down at KU

Kansas University has not yet released figures for its fall or summer enrollments, though KU Provost Jeff Vitter has said that the university’s overall enrollment is likely to be down when KU releases its official fall enrollment figures in September.

However, KU’s total number of freshmen enrolled, he said, shows signs of increasing.

Meanwhile, enrollments continue to climb at Johnson County Community College.

Dennis Day, JCCC vice president of student services, said he anticipated last fall’s record total of 20,800 students would increase slightly by the time official numbers are released.

“I would anticipate the head count to be another record,” he said.

Last fall, JCCC had 2,100 Douglas County residents attend courses at the college, Day said, about 500 of whom took classes conducted in Lawrence at Centennial Adult Education Center, 2145 La.

There, JCCC offers remedial course work along with vocational courses for programs such as a certified nursing assistant, Day said.

He said he did not yet have information on how many Douglas County residents were attending JCCC this fall.