The 2013 fall total enrollment at Moraine Valley Community College declined 3.8 percent from a year ago, although it still surpassed the 17,000 mark for the 12th consecutive fall semester with a total of 17,604 students.
Credit enrollment dropped to 16,106 students and non-credit enrollment declined to 1,498 students compared to fall 2012.
Eighty-one percent of the students reside within the college district, 52 percent of the students are female, 58 percent are part-time, and the average age is 25.
“We know that the economic recovery still has an impact on students and the choices they have to make,” Dr. Sylvia M. Jenkins, college president, said. “We applaud their efforts to obtain a degree knowing that it opens up a brighter future for them, their families and their communities.”