Terra State Announces Free Tuition Scholarship Winner, Enrollment on the Rise

Pictured L-R: Terra State President Dr. Ronald Schumacher, Madisyn Brown and Superintendent of Fremont City Schools Jon Detwiler
Pictured L-R: Terra State President Dr. Ronald Schumacher, Madisyn Brown and Superintendent of Fremont City Schools Jon Detwiler

Terra State Community College has announced its winner, Madisyn Brown, of the year of free tuition scholarship raffle for both the fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters.

Brown, a graduate of Fremont Ross High School, is taking classes to earn her associate’s in Computer Information Systems.

“Winning free tuition for a year was something I never expected to happen, and words cannot express how excited I am to have this opportunity. This means the world to me, and I just want to thank everyone for this opportunity,” said Brown. “Money is something that is always stressful and winning this takes a lot of that weight off of my shoulders. This scholarship can also help me work a little less, so I can focus more on my studying and homework to help me succeed more in the classroom.”

She chose Terra State because the College is close to her home in Fremont, and so she could save money earning her degree at a community college instead of at a four-year institution.

“My favorite part about college is learning about the opportunities that I can have once I graduate. I always feel more motivated once I find a career that peaks my interest, and I feel as though it makes me do better as a student overall,” said Brown.

After she graduates from Terra State, she will be pursuing a job in the Computer Information Systems field.

Enrollment and FTE Numbers Increase

Terra State Community College’s enrollment and FTE (Full Time Equivalent) numbers are on the rise. The College is trending at a 6.8% headcount and 1.8% FTE compared to 2021 reports.

“I am so proud of the achievements made by our enrollment services division and everyone on campus who has a part in the recruitment of our students to campus. Having over an eight percent increase in enrollment is quite an achievement coming off of two years of COVID-19, where we lost over 18% in enrollment,” said President Dr. Ronald Schumacher, “We will build on this momentum to achieve our goal of having 2,500 students by 2025.”

The College’s enrollment and FTE numbers will continue to fluctuate as a late start session for the fall semester will begin on Wednesday, October 19.

Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Planning Dr. Cory Stine said, “We are pleased with the positive momentum of fall semester enrollment, and remain cautiously optimistic that more individuals will emerge from the pandemic with a desire to advance their careers and education. We have redoubled our efforts to guide students through the enrollment process, including identifying financial aid and payment plan assistance, and connections to community resources. As more people recognize the value of advanced training and education, Terra State remains committed to increasing learning throughout the region.”

Looking ahead to the spring semester, the College will be hosting a variety of All-In-One Days to get students prepared and registered for classes. During these days, students can apply, take placement assessments, receive their student ID, meet with their academic advisor and speak with financial aid, register for classes and so much more!

The All-In-One Days schedule is as follows:

  • October 25
  • November 9
  • November 15
  • December 6
  • December 19
  • January 10
  • January 11

Want to learn more about Terra State but are not ready to apply yet? The College will host a Preview Day on Saturday, October 22, in the Student Activities Center on Terra State’s campus. During Preview Day, prospective students can attend sessions to learn about each academic division, speak with and ask questions of current students, tour the campus, including The Landings residence, halls and talk to the admissions and financial aid teams. The event is free and open to the public.

Interested students can contact the Terra State Admissions Department at admissions@terra.edu or 419.559.2349.