Alamo Colleges Welcomes Record Number of Students During Spring 2024 Semester
January 29, 2024
The Alamo Colleges District has set a new enrollment record by welcoming a record-breaking number of students for the spring 2024 semester, according to preliminary data collected by the district.
Total enrollment rose to 66,703 students enrolled this spring – a 9.72% increase from last year, among other record-breaking enrollment numbers.
The Alamo Colleges is one of few community colleges nationwide that has staved off enrollment declines by sharpening its focus on student success. Over the last decade, enrollment has grown by 24% due to the success of AlamoPROMISE, dual credit partnerships and expanded workforce education and development offerings.
“These positive numbers are a testament to how the Alamo Colleges are empowering our diverse communities for success,” said Alamo Colleges District Chancellor, Dr. Mike Flores. “We are closer to our moonshot of partnering to end poverty through education and training by providing our community the ability to gain a high-quality education.”
High school enrollment, including those dually enrolled in high school and at one of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District or via early college high school enrollment, is close to 15,000 students alone, saving them time and, on average, $8,000 in tuition.
Other spring 2024 enrollment highlights included:
- The size of AlamoPROMISE Scholars increased to 8,047 students – a 23.6% increase from last year.
- The size of the entering first-year students increased to 2,502 students – a 4.2% increase from last year.
- Continuing student enrollment increased to 44,308 students – a 11.6% increase from last year.
- Returning student enrollment increased to 1,859 students – a 11.9% increase from last year.
The Alamo Colleges District further invests in partnering across sectors to provide low-cost pathways to credentials in high-wage, high-demand fields, and credits transfer to four-year universities for those pursuing bachelor's or higher degrees. Additionally, wraparound support services are offered to help students succeed. This past year, the Alamo Colleges completed the successful culmination of a $450 million bond project—an investment in the district’s moonshot of partnering to end poverty through education and training.