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Graduate programs impact strong spring enrollment

February 2, 2011, 12:07 am
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Last fall Northwest Nazarene University recorded an all-time high student enrollment at 2,020 students for the first time in history. Today, the University reports strong spring-enrollment numbers showing steady growth in graduate programs.

In response to the positive enrollment President David Alexander said, “We are pleased that students in our three primary areas of emphasis—traditional, adult and graduate— have chosen to study at NNU. We are committed to offering challenging yet accessible education to students serious about their instruction.”

Recording a 14 percent growth in enrollment since spring 2010, NNU serves an increasing number of graduate students locally and online, offering accredited programs in counseling, social work, business administration, education, nursing and pastoral ministry. Programs available online include master’s programs in divinity, Christian education, business administration, nursing, reading education, education specialist-superntendency.

Strong spring-semester enrollments reflect the fostering of close relationships between students, faculty and staff.  Because NNU views every student as a child of God, people are valued and individual talents and personalities are respected.

“Key student-faculty research opportunities are consistently available. For example, NNU’s Team Super-Hydro made up of sophomore engineering majors, will travel to NASA in March to conduct their research in an out-of-this world experience. Such quality faculty and experiences attract high quality students,” said Stacey Berggren, vice president for enrollment and marketing.

Official figures for the spring 2011 semester are 1,245 students seeking undergraduate-degree credits, and 668 graduates.  The University continues to serve over 6,000 continuing education students for a total spring semester student enrollment of 8,162.


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