Annual Headcount and FTE

Historical Headcounts and FTEs


Unduplicated Headcount and FTE (as reported to OCCURS)
  Headcount Total FTE Reimbursable FTE  
2006-2007 8,815 2,557.84 1,627.68  
2007-2008 8,939 2,655.25 1,728.14  
2008-2009 9,841 3,050.67 1,963.24  
2009-2010 9,887 3,534.72 2,379.86  
2010-2011 10,598 3,639.74 2,421.62  
2011-2012 9,498 3,315.25 2,211.45  
2012-2013 8,912 3,187.83 2,094.16  
2013-2014 8,780 2,906.87 2,001.07  
2014-2015 7,140 2,722.69 1,899.19  
2015-2016   2,477.35 1,736.63  
*Source: Community Colleges And Workforce Development,
Worksource Oregon


The headcounts reported here are unduplicated headcounts. Unduplicated headcounts are defined as the number of distinct individuals who are registered for at least one credit during a specific time period. In other words, a student who takes 15 credits is counted the same as a student who takes three credits during the specified timeframe.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) is defined as the number of clock hours a student would accumulate should they be enrolled at the full-time level for one entire academic year. For TVCC, one FTE equates to 510 clock hours of instruction. FTE serves as a good measure to compare enrollments at the institutional level because it is a levelized measure. Using a levelized measure allows for comparisons between schools that use different terms, such as semesters and quarters. Similarly, a levelized measure allows equivalent comparisons when integrating FTE into other metrics, such as Instructors per FTE.

Not all FTE is reimbursable from the State of Oregon (e.g., non-credit and recreational courses). Reimbursable FTE is determined by taking the total FTE and subtracting the non-reimbursable FTE.