Celebrating Another Record Enrollment

Huntington University is celebrating another record enrollment for fall 2023. Official numbers mark the highest enrollment in University history with over 1,504 students, up from 1,428 in 2022.

“The fact that more than 1,500 students are participating in our residential, online and graduate programs is a significant milestone for Huntington University,” said Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president. “We are encouraged to see the growth that is happening in historic areas and through some of our most recent initiatives and new programs.”

Welcoming 994 undergraduate students on HU’s home campus in Huntington, Indiana, and 242 undergraduate students at the HU Arizona location in Peoria, Arizona, the University continues to be encouraged by the student populations at both locations, the Parkview-Randallia OTD program and in new programs, including two new partnerships: an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) degree program in partnership with Indiana Tech and Parkview Health and an animal health and veterinary nursing dual-degree program in partnership with Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.  Other academic majors with a strong or record enrollment include animation, business, film, MBA, nursing, OTA and agriculture programs.

“Through these strategic partnerships and innovative delivery models, we are offering programs that meet workforce needs.” said Emberton. “These majors, in collaboration with our public and private sector partners, provide new opportunities for our students and the communities we serve. We are excited to see the work for Christ that students will accomplish with these opportunities.”

Students across the University hail from 65 of the 92 counties in Indiana, 41 states (including Alaska and Hawaii), and 38 countries. They represent all four corners of the United States, from Washington to Florida and California to Maine.  

Minority students make up 23% of the 2023-2024 student body, which is an increase for the University. Indiana continues to be the biggest pool for students, with Arizona, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois also being significant contributors to the record growth.  With the continued renovation of the University’s health and wellness complex and new athletic programming, over 341 student athletes will participate on 18 different NAIA athletic teams.