Huntington breaks enrollment records (again)

HUNTINGTON, IN-- Huntington College has broken enrollment records for the seventh consecutive year. The current student headcount stands at a record 942, representing a 63% increase in the student body since 1993 when the current enrollment strategy was put in place.

These figures represent an undergraduate "full-time equivalent" (FTE) of 830, also a new record, and a figure very close to the goal of 850 established a decade ago.

The new student total for 2000 included 207 full-time freshmen, the third highest number ever. The total new student enrollment of 240 was also the third highest ever.

Retention figures are also very strong at Huntington College. Eighty-five percent of the 1999 freshman class returned as sophomores in 2000, the highest percentage on record. This has also created the largest sophomore class in Huntington College history with 187 members. Overall retention was also strong. This fall, 88% of eligible students returned to campus. This was the second highest percentage on record. The four-year graduation rate for the class entering Huntington College in 1996 was 54%, the highest percentage on record and 9% higher than the rate for the class of 1995.

"The traditional residence halls are filled to 94% capacity," reports Ron Coffee, associate dean of student development. "If you add in the apartments and three houses that we are using this year for students, we are at 92% overall."

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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
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