Triangle Business Journal
September 24, 2012
The huge influx of students into North Carolina’s community college system since the financial collapse has been well documented, and it has meant more funding from the state for those colleges. A full-time equivalent student is calculated by total credit hours, not headcount. Therefore, two part-time students could together make up a full-time equivalent student. Measuring FTE students, the state expects to have 247,937 students this year – and the legislature has allocated $1.35 billion to the colleges to educate those students.
This article includes a slideshow, which demonstrates that Forsyth Tech is the fifth highest funded community college in North Carolina.