Huntington University records strong fall enrollment

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2011-09-12
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University recorded a strong enrollment this fall with the third highest overall enrollment in the school’s history. Graduate and adult programs both set new enrollment records.

For fall 2011, Huntington enrolled 1,262 students overall. Undergraduate enrollment totaled 1,009 students, including the second largest class of traditional degree-seeking students. The Graduate School and the EXCEL Adult Degree Program set enrollment records with 92 and 161 students, respectively.

“It’s encouraging to see our second highest number of traditional degree-seeking students this year,” said Jeff Berggren, senior vice president for enrollment management and marketing. “In reality, we came very close, within 1.3 percent, of equaling our enrollment total of 2010.”

As Huntington strives to provide new and innovative programs to its students, the number of students pursuing nursing, film and animation grew to new heights this fall. The film studies, film production and animation programs grew to 116 students overall this fall from 108 in 2010, and the nursing program saw a 23 percent increase with 75 students enrolled in the program this year.

Students this year hail from 23 countries and 35 states with 63 percent coming from Indiana. Five percent of the student population is ethnic minorities.
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, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. 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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