1. Fall 2015’s freshmen range in age from 17 to 40 years old.
2. Seventy-six percent of the freshmen who participated in a Rampage survey applied for financial aid and various student loans. Community colleges are typically less expensive than a four-year university, but a majority of college students need some financial assistance to finish their education.
3. Twenty-two percent of students work full-time and carry full-time academic loads. In the U.S., the average full-time employee works 40 hours a week.
4. Forty-three percent of students are enrolled part-time and work full-time.
5. Sixty-three percent of the students interviewed are planning to transfer to a four-year college.
6. Fifty percent of those who wish to transfer are planning to attend Fresno State in 2016.
7. Sixteen percent are planning to attend college out of the Fresno area.
8. Forty-three percent of the freshmen interviewed plan to major in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies while 36 percent say they will major in Business Administration and Management.
9. Thirteen percent of FCC freshmen reported they are single parents. Being a single parent is associated with obstacles, and being a parent while simultaneously enrolled in college can be extremely challenging.
10. Thirty-seven percent of students expect to use tutors.