HU Arizona Increases Enrollment Once Again

As of the fall 2019 semester, Huntington University Arizona has seen an increase of over 34% in total enrollment from the previous year, growing from 96 students in fall 2018 to 129 students in fall 2019. 

The increase contributes to Huntington University’s sixth consecutive year in overall enrollment and fourth year of record-breaking enrollment. 

Since Huntington University Arizona began enrolling students in fall 2016, the population of enrolled students has increased from 18 total students to 129. In the fall 2019 semester, 55 new undergraduate students are beginning their full- or part-time study in animation, broadcast media, film production or graphic design at HU Arizona. 

“The energy in the HU Arizona building is always pretty high, but with 1/3 more students attending classes this fall compared to last fall, we are hitting new levels of activity,” said Jeff Berggren, director of Arizona operations. “Students are attracted to the unique programs here at HU such as animation but also the hands-on nature of all our degrees which starts with their very first semester. They are aware that with HU winning national and regional awards the opportunity to be involved in great storytelling certainly exists here. The students are enthused to be in community with fellow creatives who also appreciate the Christ-centered aspect of our culture.”

Continued Huntington University growth in Arizona is further evidence of the strength of the programs on offer in Peoria. More students also means increased economic potential in the Peoria and greater Phoenix area. 

“The economic development projections that accompany the University’s enrollment growth signal an influx of local and regional new dollars into our communities,” said Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University. “The University continues to be sensitive to the occupational and professional needs of the regions we service.”