Flint Hills Technical College sports average enrollment numbers, 97% job placement rate

The Flint Hills Technical College Board of Trustees had some good numbers to share during their meeting Monday.


Dean of Student Services Lisa Kirmer presented the fall enrollment report and the job placement report for 2013. So far, this year's fall headcount looks to be lower at 677. Last year's headcount was 748. Kirmer says there's a reason for that.

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Full-time equivalency this year stands at 566, also down from last year's 660. Enrollment will continue as high school students come on board, says Kirmer, so the numbers are flexible but not unusual.

The 2013 Job Placement Report sported high numbers as well, with 322 graduates from the Tech College's 16 programs. 141 of those are employed in their field of choice, with an average starting salary of $29,000. President Dr. Dean Hollenbeck says 97 percent of FHTC students are either employed or continuing their education afterward.

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Hollenbeck will join the KVOE Morning Show Tuesday at 8:15am to discuss the state of technology at FHTC.