March 3, 2020
GC leads state in enrollment growth
College's spring credit hours up nearly 6% in 2020
Garrett College led all Maryland community colleges in enrollment growth during the spring 2020 semester, according to recently released statewide enrollment data.
GC led the state in credit hour enrollment growth, increasing the number of credit hours taken by its students by 5.85% in spring 2020 compared to spring 2019. Garrett finished the spring enrollment period with 6,190.75 credit hours, 342 more credit hours than in spring 2019.
Garrett was third in headcount enrollment growth, behind neighboring Allegany College of Maryland (+7.6%) and Baltimore City Community College (+6.0%). GC grew from 569 to 605 students, an increase of 6.33%.
"This is a very impressive enrollment performance for the college," said Dr. Richard Midcap, Garrett College's president. "It's a testament to our faculty and staff. We consistently emphasize that enrollment is everyone's business – and everyone deserves credit for this accomplishment."
GC registered significant increases in full-time (+11.5%), first-time (+56.3%), returning (+44.5%), male (+16.5%), and high school dual enrollment (+8.1%). Female (-1.9%) and part-time enrollment (-0.4%) both fell slightly.
The spring enrollment data capped Garrett College's best credit enrollment performance in eight years. GC recorded enrollment gains in three of the four credit semesters in Fiscal Year 2020 while finishing FY2020 with a 2.13% gain in credit hours. Unduplicated student headcount grew even more dramatically, increasing 5.80% from 1,432 to 1,515.