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I thought was VC's claim to fame? Educating to improve one's life? isn't that their latest ad campaign?
Couldn't UH-V achieve the same thing while elimating overhead (administration), and better utilize tax dollars?
victoria college needs a very expanded 'trade' program.
welding, plumbing, electrical, machinist, auto mechanics, diesel mechanics, compressor mechanics and so on.
just my opinion
they do a good job of providing a place for local students a place to knock out a year of college before transferring. i hope they've upgraded the counselors that are supposed assist students with this since ive attended.
After meeting some of UH-V first year students over the last 6 months, I fully support closing Victoria College and turning it over to current leadership of UH to provide the pathway to higher learning to those who merit such.
after meeting some of the new UHV first year students over the past 6 months, i fully support expanding this campus and all it's efforts to grow.
i suggest some people get out and meet some of the students this school is recruiting and listen to their stories. you'll be amazed how positive they viewed victoria and how much the looked forward to moving here.
In September of last year I posted:---------------------------------------------------------------------------------To look at historical enrollment try this link:http://www.uhsa.uh.edu/regents/board_...
It is difficult to compare these numbers to historical except on total enrollment. 2009 enrollment was 3,655, 2010 is 4,149 up 13.5%.
2009 On-line was 64% of total, Cinco was 8.6%, Sugarland was 13% and Victoria was 14.3% based on semester credit hours.
For Main Campus (Victoria):2000 836 Full-time equivalents2005 409 Full-time equivalents2009 377 Full-time equivalents (Down 55% below 2000)
All other (Cinco, Sugarland, Online)2000 269 Full-time equivalents (No Cinco numbers)2005 1311 Full-time equivalents2009 2256 Full-time equivalents
From 2005 to 2009:Victoria Campus down 7.8%Cinco Campus up 40.2%Sugarland Campus up 32.0%Online up 89.5%
Calculations based on data found at link provided.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The link mentioned in the Sept. post is no longer active but the significant information, in my opinion, is that in 2009 UHV full-time equvalent enrollment (term in the report, not one I made up) was 55% below what it was in 2000. The Victoria campus enrollment, based on the data available last Sept. will have to more then double TO BE EQUAL TO 2000 enrollment.
Saying spring enrollment surpasses 4,000 may sound good but the big question continues to be how many more students are actually attending classes in Victoria. I checked the UH.edu website while composing this and the link for "Victoria Reports" does not work.
Doesn't seem that much when one remembers that in 2009 it was only a junior-senior campus, only a 432 increase in becoming a freshman-senior campus. I would love to know the actual on-campus physical attendence as 90% of my daughter's classes have only been offered online.
Jared, I guess it would be pretty hard to major in physical science with just online classes. Not sure how one would do their science labs…
I don’t know if that is what you were asking.
The reason I’d like to see the figures broken down is for clarity and a realistic picture of what is happening on the Victoria campus. If you will recall, when the Crossroads Commission on Education declared that UHV would relocate to the Paco Buhler land—complete with the mayor’s demand letter and Claud Jacobs stomping his feet—one of the things the UH System Regents made clear was the Victoria had to grow their enrollment. They were told to grow their enrollment because the Commission was basing their claim on crowding and cited enrollment figures as their evidence.
BUT—there are not 4000+ students roaming the campus located at Ben Wilson and Red River! Most of us understand that UHV is made up of several campuses, of which only one is in Victoria, not to mention the online only students. For UHV to continue to disseminate enrollment figures that are not actually reflective of the Victoria situation is not exactly honest as it relates to the whole picture. I know that the total must be reported, but how hard is it to query the data base and deselect all but the Victoria campus? Less than 5000 students, it would probably take just a few minutes. It makes me think they want us to think all these students are in the city of Victoria, sitting in a classroom.
UHV certainly is growing, and this is indeed good news. But, since the matters of the realignment and the relocation of UHV are still up in the air, I think it behooves all of us to be attentive and to request factual data as it applies to the local campus.
Radiobabe and Surffree—don’t bother. You know as well as I do that all of this more than well documented in the Advocate articles.
EA and KyleC, I am wondering, if the figures are mainly online (or let's assume they are for many such higher eds) what could a university offer that still requires actual buildings?
This is kind of an entrepenuerial type question, not that I am searching for a business, but just wondering outloud. If I am vague, let me know I can get more specific.
Kyle, thanks, but remember all the students enrolled online, at Cinco Ranch, Sugar Land and Victoria are rolled into that enrollment figure, whatever year it is.
I'm asking that we get a breakdown, and I was told that would be forcoming after the figures are certified by the State (I think).
Actually, I should have noticed that article is from September 2010 - not sure how relevant it is.
UH - 38,750UHCL - 8,233UHD - 13,065UHV - 4,149
This new release was posted a couple of days ago. Then it was posted as an article and got three comments yesterday. Now the exact same story is posted and updated today, no comments. What's up with that?
But, since you feel this is a very important story, I'll ask my questions again just so they don't get all lost in the multiple postings and not answered. From the beginning:
"I understand that the enrollment figures reported include Victoria campus, Sugar Land campus, Cinco Ranch campus as well as online students. Would you be able to provide us with this breakdown on those numbers? Victoria-? Online-? Sugar Land-? Cinco Ranch-? Is it possible to get a figure for how many are Victoria residents, i.e., graduated from a Victoria high school? Thanks." 2/23/2011 - 10:13 PM