FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 29, 2022
Board of Regents announces 2022 fall semester enrollment
(Topeka, Kan.) - Preliminary census day figures released today by the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) show a slight decrease in student enrollment across the state’s public higher education system. Public universities and community colleges experienced a decrease in enrollment, while technical colleges had an increase. Overall, the system has experienced a 1.0 percent decline in enrollment as of the 20th day fall census compared to the prior year.
“The preliminary fall enrollment numbers show a continued trend of decreasing enrollment for many Kansas colleges and universities,” said KBOR Chair Jon Rolph. “Our system is taking decisive action to reverse declining enrollments, better serve students and ensure that our state has the workforce needed to grow the Kansas economy. Initiatives such as our general education package and implementation of student success initiatives will help our system serve and graduate more students.”
Across the six state universities, there was a decrease of 1,333 students (-1.5 percent). Community colleges experienced a decrease of 630 students (-1.0 percent), while technical colleges saw an increase of 569 students (6.0 percent).
Enrollment numbers may also be accessed at stats.kansasregents.org through the Fall Census tab.
Full-time equivalency is calculated by dividing the total number of undergraduate credit hours taken in a semester by 15 and graduate credit hours by 12.
About the Kansas Board of Regents
The nine-member Kansas Board of Regents is the governing board of the state’s six universities and the statewide coordinating board for the state’s 32 public higher education institutions (six state universities, one municipal university, nineteen community colleges, and six technical colleges). In addition, the Board administers the state’s student financial aid, adult education, high school equivalency, and career and technical education programs. Private proprietary schools and out-of-state institutions are authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to operate in Kansas.