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Winterterm Enrollment Grows 60 Percent

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

The SUNY Canton Winterterm session saw exactly 800 students start courses on Monday, making it the College’s largest online Winterterm ever.

Winterterm enrollment increased nearly 60 percent from last year and is now five times as large as the 160 students who enrolled in the first Winterterm session four years ago in 2005-2006.

Winterterm enrollment mirrors the overall growth of the College. SUNY Canton has experienced all-time highs in enrollment for the past two years, including 3,300 students at the beginning of the Fall 2009 Semester.

“Our back-to-back record-setting enrollment, along with incredible Winterterm and Summerterm growth demonstrates how well students and community members are recognizing the excellent academic programs that we offer,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “We’ve broadened the access to a quality career-driven higher education through affordable tuition, and the flexibility of our class scheduling and online courses.”

Winterterm offers several economic, academic, and timesaving benefits for students and faculty members. The entirely online courses can be accessed via computer from anywhere, reducing travel expenses and winter commuting difficulties.

“Winterterm is a great way for students to catch up or get ahead. It’s an effective way to utilize time between semesters and on the weekends during the holiday break,” said Dean of Academic Services and Retention Molly A. Mott. “It’s also interesting to note that for the second straight year, nearly 60 percent of Winterterm students are coming to us from other colleges. It’s nice that we are able to accommodate them with our expanded course selection.”

The College’s Director of Admissions, Jonathan Kent credits the career-driven educational focus for much of the expansion. “Whether we’re talking about our specialty Winterterm or Summerterm sessions, or our traditional semester, we are without a doubt the fastest growing college in the North Country,” he said. “There are a number of our programs that are recession-proof, meaning that regardless of the economy, students will probably have a career waiting for them when they graduate.”

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.


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SUNY Canton’s First-Year Enrollment Up 20 Percent

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

For the second consecutive year, SUNY Canton has reached an all-time enrollment high. More than 3,300 students are enrolled for the Fall 2009 Semester, topping last year’s previous record of 3,056 students.

First-year, full-time students recorded the largest percentage increase among student categories with a new freshmen class of 972 students. That’s a 20 percent increase from last year’s large incoming class of 810 and a 32 percent increase for the full-time, first-year class of two years ago.

“We are strategically growing our way through the statewide SUNY budget crisis,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “We’ve had a remarkable response to our in-demand, career-oriented degrees, particularly our newest bachelor’s degrees in Nursing and Graphic and Multimedia Design. Students are recognizing the great value of a SUNY Canton education.”

Enrollment Increases

While enrollments are generally up throughout the SUNY system, SUNY Canton’s freshmen increase is likely among the largest. Overall College enrollment as of Wednesday morning was 3,343 students. Prior to last year, the College’s record enrollment was during the 1975-76 academic year when 2,833 students were enrolled.

“We’ve had back-to-back extraordinary recruiting years accompanied by a steady growth of continuing and returning students,” said Director of Admissions Jonathan Kent. “That has also allowed us to increase our selectivity, particularly in our most competitive programs. We denied nearly twice as many applicants this year than last year.”

International and online programs have also seen dramatic growth over the past several years. More than 300 Bosnian students will be taking courses online from the American University of Bosnia-Herzegovina. They are among the total of more than 1,600 new students this year, which includes 211 full-time transfer students.

“As one of the largest businesses in this area, SUNY Canton recognizes its obligation to help the local economy battle through tough economic times,” said Kennedy. “We strive to be a leader in that area. We have the ability to do that by creating desirable, modern, innovative academic programs that attract more students. Those students come to the North Country and make an immediate, significant impact on the area’s businesses.”

The College has experienced dramatic growth over the last several years. Enrollment is up nearly 10 percent from last year, 28 percent from two years ago, and more than 60 percent from the 1998-99 academic year, when there were a total of 2,078 students.

“Our four-day academic week and our online classes are very popular,” added Kent. “They are among the many factors that explain why more and more students are choosing SUNY Canton. This year, we have also welcomed more than 50 former General Motors and Alcoa employees from Massena who are looking to transform or ignite their careers.”

Applications from prospective students increased 22 percent in the last year, 37 percent from two years ago, and were 77 percent higher than the Fall 2000 semester.

Northland Associates of Syracuse, a company that employs and subcontracts numerous local workers, is currently constructing SUNY Canton’s new $41 million athletic facility. The College also plans to begin building a new residence hall within the next year or two. SUNY Canton is expecting to add as many as five new bachelor’s degrees within the next year, including Sports Management, Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology, and Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology. Renovations were recently completed on the College’s nursing laboratories, and renovation work is nearly complete in Nevaldine Technology Center, home of the College’s Engineering Technology programs.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The College’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years. Construction is now underway for the College’s new Convocation, Athletic, and Recreation Center.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Numbers on the Rise

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Online Winterterm Exceeds Expectations and Applications on the Rise for 2009

The SUNY Canton Winterterm session saw more than 500 students start courses on Monday, making it the College’s largest online Winterterm session to date.

Winterterm enrollment increased more than 40 percent from last year and has nearly tripled since 160 students were enrolled in the first Winterterm session in 2005-2006.

Applications with the admissions office for next year are similarly on the rise. Director of Admissions Jonathan Kent reports applications are up more than 60 percent for the Fall 2009.

“We’re excited to follow up our record setting enrollment this Fall with such a huge jump in applications for next year,” Kent said. “Prospective students and community members are continuing to recognize the excellent academic programs we offer, the affordable cost of tuition, and the flexibility of our class scheduling and online courses.”

Winterterm offers several economic, academic and time-saving benefits for students and faculty members. The entirely online courses can be accessed via computer from anywhere, reducing travel expenses and winter commuting difficulties.

“Winterterm is a great way for students to catch up or get ahead. It’s also an effective way to utilize time between semesters and on the weekends during the holiday break,” said Dean of Academic Services and Retention Molly A. Mott. “It’s also interesting to note that 64 percent of Winterterm students are coming to us from other colleges. It’s nice that we are able to accommodate them with our expanded offerings.”

SUNY Canton hit an all-time enrollment high this Fall with more than 3,000 students. Last year at this time, according to Kent, the admissions office had received just below 1,000 applications. That number has increased more than 60 percent with over 1,600 applications already received this year.

“We’re the fastest growing college in the North Country,” Kent pointed out. “We continue to offer majors reflecting in-demand careers and students are responding to that. There are a number of our programs that are recession-proof, meaning that regardless of the economy, graduates will continue to be sought after to fill those jobs.”

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton Hits All-Time Enrollment High

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

CANTON – SUNY Canton’s Fall 2008 enrollment is the highest in the college’s 102-year history, surpassing 3,000 students for the first time.

Enrollment Graph

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The previous headcount highpoint was during the 1975-76 academic year when 2,833 students were enrolled.

The College has experienced dramatic growth over the last several years. Enrollment is up 10 percent from last year, 20 percent from four years ago, and more than 50 percent from the 1995-96 academic year, when there were a total of 2,013 students. There are currently 3,056 students enrolled this Fall.

College officials cite a number of reasons for the explosive increase, including several new highly-popular bachelor’s degree programs, returning students staying for four years instead of two, more transfer students, more international students, and a huge class of more than 1,300 new students.

“It’s been an incredible period of growth in the last 15 years,” said President Joseph L. Kennedy, who began his presidency in 1993. “Our faculty members have led the way by designing new in-demand career-oriented programs and diligently working to help transition seamlessly from a two-year college to a four-year college that offers both associate and bachelor’s degrees.”

SUNY Canton now offers 15 bachelor’s degree programs, five of which can be completed online. SUNY Canton OnLine, known as SUNY Canton OL, also continues to experience dramatic growth. The college is offering more than 100 online courses this semester, which is a 60 percent increase from just two years ago.

“The number of online classes and online students has grown every semester since we began offering them in 1998,” Kennedy said. “It has allowed students to enroll in courses from all over the world. This year’s first-year class includes students from 12 different countries and 20 different states.”

Applications from prospective students increased nearly 20 percent last year, 28 percent from four years ago, and approximately 50 percent from the Fall ’97 semester. That trend is expected to continue with the addition of up to five new bachelor’s degrees within the next year.

“We’re the fastest growing college in Northern New York,” said Director of Admissions Jonathan Kent. “The College has been progressing steadily since Dr. Kennedy took over 15 years ago, and lately it’s just been remarkable.”

In the last 15 years, the College has built new buildings, renovated numerous facilities, started offering bachelor’s degrees, began offering online classes, developed SUNY Canton OnLine, started offering completely online programs, as well as grown its Foundation assets from $1 million to more than $14 million, and much more.

Media inquiries should be directed to Randy Sieminski, Director of Public Relations, or call 315/386-7300.

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Potential Record Enrollment for SUNY Canton

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Students in plazaIncreases in freshmen applications, transfers, continuing students and returning students are likely to generate the largest enrollment in the history of SUNY Canton this fall.

The school recorded its highest enrollment in 32 years last year and the second highest in school history. SUNY Canton’s all-time highest enrollment was 2,833 during the 1975-76 academic year. That number is likely to be surpassed this fall.

Last fall, 2,776 students enrolled for the 2007-08 academic year, an increase of 158 students from the 2006-07 academic year. College officials are anticipating even more growth with the possibility of reaching 3,000 students in 2008-09 for the first time ever. They are attributing the College’s growth to a number of factors.

“More and more students are approaching college as an investment toward their career, instead of just paying for an education,” said SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy. “That’s our specialty. We’re a great value and an excellent return on investment. We don’t just educate students, we help them develop their careers. In essence, they’re investing in themselves.”

Applications for this fall are up 16 percent from last year, 27 percent from two years ago, and 29 percent from four years ago. Admissions Director Jonathan Kent expects the College to process an all-time record number of freshmen, transfer, and overall applications. The College has already received more than 3,250 applications.

“Prospective students today are looking for quality, affordability, and results,” Kent said. “They recognize that SUNY Canton can give them all of that and much more. As a result, it’s been an extraordinary recruiting year for us.”

With 15 bachelor’s degree programs, students are now staying longer than when the school exclusively offered associate degrees. Former students are returning to earn their four-year degrees, and a growing number of international students, particularly from Bosnia, Russia, and Ukraine, are also contributing to the enrollment increase.

SUNY Canton OnLine, also known as SUNY Canton OL, continues to experience dramatic growth as well. The College is offering more than 100 online courses this fall and expects more than 2,000 online course enrollments.

“The number of online classes and online students has grown every semester since we began offering them in 1998,” Kennedy said. “We’ve nearly doubled the number of online courses in just the past two years.”

SUNY Canton OL had 210 online-only students last fall, a 52 percent increase from the previous fall’s total.

In the past 18 months, the College has added three new bachelor’s degrees: Graphic and Multi Media Design, Dental Hygiene, and Industrial Technology Management.

“The overall growth in our enrollment is beneficial not only to the College, but also to our local economy and businesses,” Kennedy said. “We conservatively estimate that every 100 students add an additional $250,000 annually to the North Country economy, so this growth is good news for all of us.”

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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SUNY Canton’s Enrollment Second Highest in College History

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

SUNY Canton’s Fall 2007 enrollment is the highest in 32 years and the second highest in school history, topped only by its 1975-76 headcount highpoint.

To date, 2,776 students have enrolled which is an increase of 158 students from last year’s total of 2,618, which was the fourth highest enrollment figure in the college’s history.

“The growth in our enrollment not only reflects well on the college, but it’s also a tremendous boost to our local economy and businesses,” President Joseph L. Kennedy said. “By offering more bachelor’s degrees, we’re seeing a large increase in the number of transfer, continuing and returning students. Students are transferring here from other two- and four-year schools, and current students are staying here to earn their bachelor’s degrees.”

SUNY Canton now offers 14 bachelor’s degree programs, five of which can be completed totally online.

“Our bachelor’s degree students are often older and more financially independent than traditional two-year students,” Kennedy added. “These students make a significant impact on the area’s economy.”

SUNY Canton’s all-time highest enrollment was 2,833 during the 1975-76 academic year. The only other time the college had surpassed 2,700 students was in the Fall of 1981-82 academic year with 2,704 students. This year’s enrollment growth includes 1,254 first-time SUNY Canton students, including 404 transfer students.

SUNY Canton OnLine, also known as SUNY Canton OL, continues to experience dramatic growth as well. The college is offering 84 online courses this semester, which is a 40 percent increase from a year ago. There are a total of 1,880 online course enrollments, which reflects a 29 percent increase from last Fall.

“The number of online classes and online students has grown every semester since we began offering them in 1998,” Kennedy said.

SUNY Canton OL has 210 online only students this semester, a 52 percent increase from last Fall’s total of 138.

According to Director of Admissions Jonathan Kent, “It’s been exciting to see almost 1,300 new students enroll at SUNY Canton, including students from Bosnia, Ukraine, and Russia. It is also exciting to know that our Fall enrollment numbers will continue to grow as we accept applications for our Late Start Program, which offers classes that begin in mid-September and mid-October.”

 

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