Huntington University announces record enrollment

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2007-09-11
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University has a record enrollment of 1,153 students for the fall semester of the 2007-2008 school year.

The Christian liberal arts college enrolled a record 923 undergraduate students. The incoming class of freshmen, transfers and readmitted students is the largest on record with 299 students. After celebrating its new satellite location in Wabash on Sept. 5, the EXCEL Program for Adults achieved a record enrollment of 141 students. Eighty-nine students are pursuing master's degrees in education, ministry, and counseling.

“Enrollment will continue to be a major focus of our entire campus community,” said Dr. G. Blair Dowden, president of Huntington University. “Our Strategic Plan sets forth the ambitious target of 2,000 students by 2016. With our increase to 1,153 students this fall, we are well on our way to achieving our goal.”

The reach of the institution also is expanding. Distinctive academic programs, including new bachelor’s degrees in nursing, Spanish and Spanish education, digital media arts, economics and finance, political studies, social work, sports ministry and worship leadership, have attracted students from 29 states and Puerto Rico. This fall, 35 international students have come to Huntington University from 17 countries.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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