Wichita, Kan. – Newman University officials announced today that enrollment for the fall 2009 semester has increased significantly in comparison to previous semesters, setting a record high for total headcount.
According to the official federal enrollment report following the 20th day of fall classes 2009, the total headcount at Newman is 2,557 students, an increase of 5 percent over fall 2008 and the highest in the university’s history. Credit hours grew more than 7.4 percent to 23,158 compared to 21,549 in fall 2008, while full-time equivalency (FTE) also increased by 7.4 percent to 1,746 compared to 1,626 in fall 2008.
Newman attracted students from Kansas and 26 other states, and from 24 countries outside the United States. The figures also showed an increase in the number of students who continued their education at Newman from the previous fall.
“We could not be more happy to see these increases in the number of students at Newman,” said Dean of Admissions John Clayton. “It was a team effort. Everyone in the Admissions and Financial Aid offices, athletics coaches and all our faculty and staff members across the university worked very hard to help make this happen, and we are grateful for all their efforts.”
“I think this shows that greater numbers of students are recognizing the value of our high-quality programs that provide excellent outcomes,” added Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. “And, I think it helps dispel the myth that private institutions like Newman are too expensive. We offer many scholarships and other forms of financial aid to help keep an education at Newman affordable for as many students as possible – without compromising our high academic standards, our many campus activities, and the many opportunities we provide for students to excel physically, academically, socially and spiritually.”