Huntington University records strong fall enrollment

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. Undergraduateenrollment totaled 1,009 students,including thesecond 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.