Mountain View College among nation’s fastest growing

(Dallas) – A recent study published in Community College Week indicated that Mountain View College is among the fastest-growing colleges in the nation among institutions serving between 5,000 and 9,999 credit students.

The study showed Mountain View College to be 23rd on the list of fastest-growing community colleges in the United States, and the third fastest-growing community college in Texas behind only Navarro and Baytown Lee colleges.

The news comes as little surprise to administrators and staff at Mountain View after experiencing record enrollment numbers during the Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 semesters. MVC’s spring 2007 student headcount was 6,755, accounting for 955,904 contact hours. The headcount was seven percent higher, and the contact hours six percent higher than the Spring 2006 semester. The previous highest spring enrollment was in 2003.

The ethnicity of MVC students reflects the ethnicity of the service area, with Hispanic students representing 48 percent of the student body, followed by 28 percent African American, 17 percent Caucasian, four percent Asain and two percent other.

Additionally, 269 students completed the core curriculum during the 2006-2007 Academic Year, which was the 4th highest within the Dallas County Community College District. In the Fall 2006 semester, the number of MVC transfer students at Texas public universities reached 991 (the highest number on record).